Edtech Business

Genius, Crowdsourced Annotation Service, Discontinues Education Offerings

Jul 10, 2017

PAGE NOT FOUND: Genius, a website which allows users to annotate texts for public consumption, has confirmed that they are no longer offering educational services. Founded in 2009, Genius started as a platform used to annotate rap lyrics. Eight years and 2 million users later, the platform had crept into the education sphere, offering educators space “to design and implement classroom projects” with collaborative annotation tool, and setting up an education department that annotated the entire Language Arts Common Core. The program was even used by White House staff back in 2016 to annotate former President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address.

Details about the closure have not been disclosed, but EdSurge has reached out to Genius for comment. Stay tuned. 

Edtech Business

Genius, Crowdsourced Annotation Service, Discontinues Education Offerings

Jul 10, 2017

PAGE NOT FOUND: Genius, a website which allows users to annotate texts for public consumption, has confirmed that they are no longer offering educational services. Founded in 2009, Genius started as a platform used to annotate rap lyrics. Eight years and 2 million users later, the platform had crept into the education sphere, offering educators space “to design and implement classroom projects” with collaborative annotation tool, and setting up an education department that annotated the entire Language Arts Common Core. The program was even used by White House staff back in 2016 to annotate former President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address.

Details about the closure have not been disclosed, but EdSurge has reached out to Genius for comment. Stay tuned. 

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