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Heard: Coursekit Raises $5 Million to Reinvent the Classroom – NYTimes.com

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Move aside Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+, Coursekit,  is out to be the social network for learners. Coursekit, which launched roughly a month ago, and now scored some real affirmation that they are on to something with real value. Coursekit is free to teachers and students as a go-to place for their learning assets. The company says they’re not out to make money, but in case it all works out there’s a pretty penny to be made in curriculum distribution.

File under more cash money in the fast and furious education startup space. Jenna Wortham of The Times writes:

The goal of the service, said Joseph Cohen, its co-founder and chief executive, is to take some of the most successful elements of social networking — especially the fluid exchange of ideas that comes natural to online interactions — to revitalize the education experience. Students are already accustomed to interacting online and supplementing their daily lives with the Web and social media. Why should that stop when it comes to learning?

“Our education experience is truly offline,” he said. “We want to build what Facebook has done for your personal life, but for your school.”

via Coursekit Raises $5 Million to Reinvent the Classroom – NYTimes.com.

http://techcrunch.com/2011/06/27/coursekit-1-million-seed/

 



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