Online Learning Update

December 17, 2011

Facebook-Style Online Learning Site Gets $15 Million

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:01 am

By Shayndi Raice, Wall Street Journal

Edmodo, a social network for teachers and students, is getting a boost from some social media royalty: LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman and former Facebook vice president Matt Cohler. Their venture-capital firms are leading a $15 million round of funding for the startup, and the two men are joining Edmodo’s board of directors. Edmodo has a basic resemblance to Facebook, with a profile picture in the left hand corner and a running stream of centralized posts. But it functions more like a virtual classroom, letting teachers set up groups to communicate with students, post homework assignments and even grades. Students can comment on assignments and turn in their homework through the network. Teachers can also connect with other teachers and discuss classroom techniques.

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