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Desire2Learn Raises $85M to Deliver ‘Personalized Education’

OLDaily - 14 Agosto, 2014 - 19:52
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Lora Kolodny, Wall Street Journal, Aug 14, 2014

It sounds good, but is (according to the article, at least) essentially about catching up: "For university students, the technology functions like a “ Netflix for education,” recommending courses based on their skills, interests and aptitude ... Ultimately, Desire2Learn is helping educators deliver personalized learning the way that Amazon.com delivered a personalized shopping experience." Though I do wonder how much of it is based on more forward-looking concepts such as the personal learning environment.

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