Report that says online learning growth is slowing misses big picture

The Christensen Institute

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. Also left uncounted in the data are the rise of programs like General Assembly and other coding bootcamps, Lynda.com (which LinkedIn recently acquired for a blockbuster sum), and more.

New Markets Venture Partners Adds $30 Million, Former Gates Foundation Executive to Edtech Fund

Edsurge

New Markets has supported 43 companies since its launch in 2003; edtech startups make more than 90 percent of its deals in the past five years, Palmer adds. Everyone once in awhile they decide they want to get into education,” Palmer says, from Washington Post’s purchase of Kaplan in 1984 and LinkedIn buying Lynda.com in 2015. New Markets is bringing back a familiar face to steer its next education investment fund.

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

Edsurge

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. Lynda.com’s $1.5 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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