ONLINE EDUCATION

TeachFX Expands the Learning Dynamics Ecosystem

TeachFX | April 27, 2022

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Leading learning technology provider TeachFX announced the expansion of its learning dynamics ecosystem. This will help educators and teachers access actionable insights into their learning outcomes and instructional patterns.

“Decades of research shows that students need to talk to learn. And that the students who benefit the most from opportunities to participate orally – those among historically marginalized populations – consistently get the least opportunity to do so. We’re proud to expand our mission to the online learning experience with these powerful new partnerships. Online learning providers like Cignition, Third Space Learning and Sora Schools can now see clearly what gets students talking about the ideas in their classes, empowering them to improve learning outcomes for all of our students.”

- Jamie Poskin, co-founder and CEO of TeachFX

Premier math tutoring platform Cignition, math tutoring provider Third Space Learning, and virtual school Sora Schools, are currently partnering with TeachFX to empower their learning experience.

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Youdao | October 31, 2022

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EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY

The Ohio State University chooses PebblePad to Support Undergraduate General Education Program

The Ohio State University news | November 14, 2022

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National Center for Families Learning | November 28, 2022

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Realizeit | October 17, 2022

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