Finnish mobile game maker Rovio announced that it will spin off its digital learning and edutainment project Fun Learning to double down on games, media and consumer products, reports Reuters. The company will cut 213 jobs, most of them in Finland.
Job seekers in France now have free access to the premium offers of Paris-based online course platform OpenClassrooms.
Announced in April by French President François Hollande, the partnership between Pôle Emploi and OpenClassrooms is part of the new governmental initiative L’Emploi Store. OpenClassrooms provides job seekers access to over 1,000 courses and downloadable material on the platform free of charge over the course of three months.
In July OpenClassrooms launched France’s first fully online training recognized by the state in partnership with Studialis Group.
Edtech UK, a new strategic body supported by the mayor of London and London & Partners and endorsed by the UK government, officially launched on Wednesday with 25 founding members.
The organisation is led by Ian Fordham and Ty Goddard who also founded the think tank Education Foundation.
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The City & Guilds Group, a London-based organisation that helps people and organisations to develop their skills for personal and economic growth, launched a £2.5 million investment fund for edtech startups.
Gutenberg Technology, a Paris-based edtech startup that created a Learning Content Management System (LCMS) to help education publishers accelerate their transition to digital products, acquired Neodemia, a MOOC provider focused on the corporate sector.