New Education Technology Startup, Schoology, Finds Great Success
Schoology Teaches Teachers How Their Students Learn B-
August 10, 2014 by Bradley Hallick leavea Comment
A recent article published in Forbes discussed a new startup
company that could help teachers identify better methods for
optimizing learning. Students vary in the way in which they learn. O O l T
While some learn through visuals others beneﬁt from auditory
T learning. Some students are able to read and process words faster lea r n - CH1 Cl -
than others and some might beneﬁt by learning interactively. This
presents a challenge for teachers as they need to apply one style of
teaching to an entire classroom of students with varying degrees of
learning ability and methodology. The teacher must diagnose individual learning needs while executing a standa
Schoology, has raised $15 million in a funding round lead by lntel to help teachers solve this issue. Schoology he
award—winning platform that helps teachers identify the best way to teach their classroom based on varying lear
styles. The Schoology platform helps teachers identify a student's learning style based on student's response tot
speciﬁc teaching method used and allows teachers to collaborate and share their ﬁndings with eachothe to optin
individual learning. It appears as though this Schoology has developed a social media platform for educators.
The CEO of the company, Jeremy Friedman, employs over 80 employees at their ofﬁces in New York City. School
raised $25 million dollars in total, and plans on using investor money to expand into both higher education and
K-12. The platform is free for individuals but a fee is associated when and entire school decides to purchase a pl. ‘
Investments for learning platforms have been increasing in recent years, and Schoology has been emerging as 01
the top leading competitors. 600 schools use Schoo| ogy’s platform to date. The 2014 SIIA CODiE Awards gave Sc
the award for the top education technology product.
This article is based off of this article from Forbes.