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New Education Technology Startup, Schoology, Finds Great Success

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Bradley Hallick blogs about Schoology, a new startup in the educational technology industry. This startup plans to help teachers better understand their students study needs.

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New Education Technology Startup, Schoology, Finds Great Success

  1. 1. 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 curriculum. 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.

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