Report that says online learning growth is slowing misses big picture

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Initially, the research arguably gave a reasonably complete view of the state of online learning in all of higher education, as it showed online learning growing rapidly with growth rates of over 20 percent in 2003, 2005, and 2009. Udacity’s Open Education Alliance with AT&T, Google, and others as well as Coursera’s Course Specializations in partnership with companies are just two examples of this.

Why I’m Optimistic About the Next Wave of Education Technology

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As recently as 1997, only 27 percent of America’s K-12 school had internet access—a number that skyrocketed to 92 percent by 2003. ASU Global Freshman Academy, Coursera and edX have taken the StraighterLine model—and pushed it even further. Over the past 25 years, multiple waves of education technology and innovation have slowly washed into America’s schools and colleges.

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million people since 2003.” Coursera ’s Daphne Koller announced in a blog post that she’s leaving the MOOC company she co-founded to work at a Alphabet (a.k.a. Coursera’s other founder, Andrew Ng, left the startup several years ago to join the Chinese search engine Baidu. Education Politics.

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via the Coursera blog : “New mobile features: Transcripts, notes, and reminders.” Via Mark Guzdial’s Computing Education Blog : “University CS graduation surpasses its 2003 peak, with poor diversity.” Education Politics. From the Department of Education’s press release : “U.S. Secretary of Education Announces Chief of Staff and Additional Staff Hires.”

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This group of older borrowers collectively hold $247 billion in student debt, an amount that has roughly tripled since 2003.” Coursera announces on its blog that it’s expanding to Brazil. Here’s Coursera arguing “Why Everyone Should Learn Sales.” (National) Education Politics.