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Higher Education Learning Platform with Open DNA

Higher Education Learning Platform with Open DNA

panOpen uses faculty curated open source content and combines it with the best learning technology available in a seamless and easy-to-use learning platform. Instead of students spending hundreds of dollars on textbooks, they pay a small platform fee for access to high quality content and technologically-rich open source courseware and tools, providing a foundation for lower cost materials and improved learning outcomes.

Institutions are under enormous pressure to reduce costs to students. Not least of these costs are textbooks and more than 60% of students aren’t buying them. When students forgo textbooks, their academic performance suffers and fewer graduate. The institutions also suffer, losing credibility and their biggest source of revenue, tuition. In this $18b industry, faculty and administrators are scrambling for viable alternatives to publisher products.
Dr. Brian Jacobs was also founder/CEO of @Akademos and is currently Board Chair. He has Ph.D from @Cornell University, where he also taught.
Total raised

$7.3M

Funded over

4 rounds

Latest round

Jan 2016

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