Capella-backed edutech startup ‘Sophia’ acquires Guaranteach



Via News Release

“MINNEAPOLIS, May 19, 2011 / — Sophia, a first-of-its-kind online social teaching and learning platform that offers academic content to anyone, anywhere free of charge, announced today that it has acquired Guaranteach, a Web-based service that provides tens of thousands of short-form tutorials along with assessment tools to students, teachers, colleges and schools.

With the acquisition, Sophia will combine the best features of both platforms by offering the Guaranteach portfolio of tutorials – previously available on a pay-per-use basis to schools – to individual learners around the world at no cost. In addition, the acquisition will create a stronger social learning solution available for licensed use by K-12 districts and higher education institutions.”

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