GRAND OPENING: Wisewire, a startup based in Washington, DC, is launching a platform for learning resources and assessments. Its marketplace has been pre-populated with 50,000 learning objects, playlists and teaching guides that focus on middle and high-school math, science and language arts topics. Educators can freely browse the website and search for free and paid content specific to their class and academic standards.
Expect to see more resources, Wisewire CEO Nanda Krish tells EdSurge, as more publishers, educators and content creators create, share and sell learning resources. Wisewire says it has authoring tools and nearly 50 pre-built templates that can used to create different kids of assessments. (He didn’t share specifics about revenue, only that “more than 50 percent of the sales price will go to the creator.)
Wisewire is the latest company setting up shop in the bustling marketplace for educational marketplaces. (Check out our infographic here.) It also announced it has acquired Baltimore, MD-based company, Words and Numbers. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but digital content and courses developed by W&N will now be available through the Wisewire Marketplace.