Liz Gannes

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Quad Learning Raises $11M to Make College Affordable

MOOCs are revolutionary and all, but free online courses for thousands of people at a time still seems like a crazy experiment. Another edtech startup, called Quad Learning, is taking an approach that plays more within conventional systems, by offering community college courses online and then helping participating students transfer to top schools for their degrees. It has raised $11 million from investors including New Atlantic Ventures and NEA.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus