K-12 Dealmaking: Udemy, Tynker Raise Funds; PeopleAdmin Acquires TeacherMatch

Marketplace K-12

A number of ed-tech companies, including Udemy and Tynker, have raked in funds from investors over the past week. Udemy Raises $60 Million: Udemy , a San Francisco-based online provider of courses, received a $60 million strategic investment from Internet and entertainment group Naspers through its Naspers Ventures division. In addition, Larry Illg, CEO of Naspers Ventures, is joining Udemy’s Board of Directors.

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Why Obama’s higher ed ratings are struggling

The Christensen Institute

The QV Index would establish an opt-in mechanism to allow new low-cost, high-quality educational opportunities to bypass the current accreditation system to gain access to limited federal dollars to expand students’ choices around institutions focused on helping students improve their futures. A Wall Street Journal article last week reported that the Obama administration is running into major political and technical obstacles in completing and rolling out its college ratings system.

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Good Free Online Courses to Help You Better Integrate Technology in Your Teaching

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

April 25, 2016 Udemy is one of the best platforms where you can access a plethora of online courses. There are actually over 40.000 courses covering different subjects from programming and media to.read more. Free courses

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Effective Educational Videos in the Classroom

ViewSonic Education

From our recent whitepaper Video-Assisted Learning Insights: The Struggle for Teachers to Access Video Content , we have found that an incredible 96% of teachers surveyed are using videos in their classrooms.

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Must-have Resources for Blended Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

The best things about eLearning are likely the flexibility and accessibility that come with online instruction: People can learn about things they are interested in or need help with, at their own pace, on their own time, and from nearly anywhere in the world!

Enhancing Cybersecurity in Our Education Systems

EdTech4Beginners

Approximately 80% of children now have access to a computer at home and start using the Internet at an early age. Experts like Alexander Oni and Reza Zaheri have published a range of beginner courses on Udemy , while Lester Evans and Zach Webber have published entire collections of ‘ ‘Cybersecurity for Beginners’ books geared towards those clueless on the subject. Education has drastically changed with the emergence of technology.

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The Past Decade Forecasts a New Wave of Economic Opportunity in Education

Edsurge

Without innovative learning platforms that deliver results, create opportunities for learners and provide access to those most likely to get left behind, society is at risk for continued upheaval. This op-ed is part of a series of reflections on the past decade in education technology.

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Are Free Educational Videos Worth It?

myViewBoard

Restricted internet access. of teachers surveyed use video in their teaching but access and the quality of good educational videos are a growing concern for teachers. Another big problem with trying to access educational videos at school.

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Are SPOCs a better option for online education than MOOCs?

Neo LMS

On the other side of the spectrum are countries where most of the population can only dream about higher education, because only a few — the elite — have access to it. Higher education can be considered a luxury for many people worldwide.

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Bigger Deals, Bigger Bets: EdTech Venture Funding Trends Continue in 2018

EdNews Daily

For those EdTech companies that cannot access funds, or simply do not wish to raise large sums of venture capital money, their ability to maintain a first-mover advantage, or reach cash-flow positive without capital constraint, could be jeopardized by the presence of well-funded rivals.

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Are SPOCs a better option for online education than MOOCs?

Neo LMS

On the other side of the spectrum are countries where most of the population can only dream about higher education, because only a few — the elite — have access to it. The above idea is a noble one and massive open online courses, better known as MOOCs , are thought to be the solution to worldwide access to higher education. MOOC platforms like Coursera, Udemy, or Udacity, have massive numbers of enrolled students in their courses, yet a shamefully low number of graduates.

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Moving From 5% to 85% Completion Rates for Online Courses

Edsurge

We’ve introduced tiered pricing models to make these paid programs equally accessible to students in places ranging from Uganda to the U.K. MOOCs, shorthand for massive open online courses, have been widely critiqued for their miniscule completion rates.

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8th Annual EdmodoCon Connects Educators with Innovative Resources and Ideas from Around the Globe

techlearning

Luis Pinto, Director of Global Business Development for Government at Udemy; and ?Inspiring (San Mateo, CA) August 1, 2018 —, a global education network connecting educators with resources and leaders to reach their full potential, today announced its taking place on Aug. 7 and 8.

Seven Ways Teachers Can Earn Extra Income By Building Their EDU Brands Online

TeacherCast

Udemy. Many years ago, I created my first online course on Udemy (pronounced YOU-da-ME) and I couldn't believe how easy it was. If you haven't yet had the opportunity to download it and go through it, you can access it by signing up for our online course (above).

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The Professor Who Quit His Tenured Job to Make Podcasts and Lecture Videos

Edsurge

That means that the students then get to access that content asynchronously on their time. That was something that Khan Academy understood—the value for students to access content at their convenience in the environments in which they're comfortable, and to be able to see the same lecture over and over again. The first year I put my courses [on Udemy, an online course market], I had about 12 hours worth of content.

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Global Investors Launch New Edtech Funds: Exceed Capital and HighGrade Ventures

Edsurge

At a time when our overall productive capacity as human beings is being called into question, and when learning and knowledge is theoretically more accessible than ever before, we want to find the product, services and platforms that enable people to reinvent themselves,” says Hu, Exceed’s CEO, in an interview with EdSurge. Others CEOs on the advisory board include Chip Paucek (2U), Tom Davidson (EVERFI) and Dennis Yang (former chief of Udemy).

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Michelle Weise: ‘We Need to Design the Learning Ecosystem of the Future’

Edsurge

We will create the Amazon marketplace of higher education in which anyone will be able to access verified reviews of this or that microcredential—not unlike the driver forums for gig economy workers. Adults could be able to bundle together offerings from Lynda, Pluralsight, Udemy, Udacity or a MOOC and have them stack into something meaningful to employers. “Any useful statement about the future should at first seem ridiculous.”. Jim Dator, futurist at University of Hawaii-Manoa.

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Saddle Up for Silicon Slopes! Our Guide to the 2017 ASU+GSV Summit

Edsurge

4:00PM: DistruptED: Who Are the Real Disruptors in Higher Ed and The Future of Work with Louise Rogers (TES Global), Chip Paucek (2U), Dennis Yang (Udemy), Rick Levin (Coursera), Vish Makhijani (Udacity) Wednesday. Register here for free access to the interviews and get the latest updates and schedule. Polish the dress shoes. Stiffen those shirt collars. This week, many of the education industry’s bigwigs are planning their annual pilgrimage to the next “ tech mecca ” of America.

Online Education: Will it Make Us Smarter? #SXSWedu

EdTechSandyK

Building learning content that students can access on their own. Udemy - 80% male because focuses on tech space. A: Udemy has a few professors who use their online courses as part of blended learning. Notes from panel discussion at SXSWedu. link] Predictions are 1/2 of higher Ed will be online in the next 10 years. K-12 will follow by 2019. How do we assess quality with all of the online education providers that are out there? Small start ups and giant MOOCS.

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Positioning Techniques of The Non-Profit University in For-Profit Education Ventures

hem.digital

While Cintana’s team of professionals from the for-profit sector will do most of the work, they know that the partnership with ASU is an important marker of credibility and the most efficient way to get access to decision-makers.

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The Changing Market Conditions of Continuing Education in Traditional Higher Education

hem.digital

Udemy currently offers over 40,000 different courses on topics as varied as religion, language acquisition, Excel, time management, and web application development.

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What Technology Does What: An #edtech Chart For Teachers

TeachThought - Learn better.

But fundamentally, using a frame work ( this one, for example ), they could then use YouTube channels & iTunesU to access compelling content, WordPress to reflect on their ideas and progress, and twitter to publicize their thinking. Udacity, Coursera, Udemy , MIT OCW ; ( see more here ).

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

The for-profit Charlotte School of Law says it might get its access to federal financial aid restored. ” Not sure why these are the four, but there you go: Udemy , Lynda , Coursera , and Skillshare. If successful, and there are some risks, this acquisition will position Elsevier as an increasingly dominant player in preprints, continuing its march to adopt and coopt open access.” (National) Education Politics.

The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

Hack Education

Udemy (skills training) – $173 million. “My kids have access to awesome things that, as a district, we could never afford,” teacher Nick Provenzano tells The NYT in justifying his relationship with a 3D printer company. This is part eleven of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” In May, venture capitalist and former securities analyst Mary Meeker released her annual “Internet Trends” report.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via Inverse : “ Udemy ’s Exodus, Amazon ’s Gain. ” Data and “Research” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “Nine percent of community-college students , or nearly one million people, attend institutions that don’t participate in the federal student-loan program, according to a study released on Wednesday by the Institute for College Access and Success.” Education Politics.

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Ed Tech News, a New Podcast, and the Hack Education Roundup!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

and aims to address some of the obstacles to broadband adoption -- in terms of cost, access, relevance, and digital literacy. Google has worked to address many of the accessibility issues, and The Chronicle of HIgher Education reports that the issue was resolved "without any admission of wrongdoing." Yale University announced this week that its alumni would gain free access to JSTOR , an online archive of scholarly journals.