Monetization Over Massiveness: Breaking Down MOOCs by the Numbers in 2016

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The modern massive open online course movement, which began when the first “MOOCs” were offered by Stanford professors in late 2011, is now half a decade old. In that time, MOOC providers have raised over $400 million and now employ more than a thousand staff. The spotlight on these companies have since dimmed, yet they continue to expand their footprint. By registration count, Coursera is still by far the largest MOOC provider in the world with over 23 million learners.

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The Art of Innovation – LIVE blog of Guy Kawasaki at iPad Summit Boston

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The companies who succeed began because they want to make the world a better place. Guy then shows a number of companies that succeeded. These companies all changed the world and made meaning for the world. Think about Apple, Android, or TiVo.

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15 hot edtech trends for 2017

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They can be something everybody uses; that’s how 2012 became the year of the MOOC, and why virtual reality will no doubt be widely cited as the trend of 2016. MOOCs continued to increase in number and attendance. With every new year comes new ideas.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). There’s more MOOC news down in the “labor and management” section below. Doesn’t look like the company has anyone to take his place yet. Via The New York Times : “How Google Protected Andy Rubin , the ‘Father of Android ’ ” “Google could have fired Mr. Rubin and paid him little to nothing on the way out. The learn-to-code company has raised $4.6

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Wayne Johnson, the head of the department’s financial aid division and a former executive at a student loan company , says that those “non-traditional” servicers could include companies like Visa , Amazon , or Goldman Sachs. ” The Wall Street Journal profiles InfiniLaw , a company that runs for-profit law schools. Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” These headlines just kill me. Tutoring company Upswing has raised $1.5

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” At least the e-cigarette company (which targets teens) offers a social-emotional learning curriculum, right? Billion in Android Antitrust Case.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). There’s more MOOC news in the credential section below. Via Class Central : “Analysis of 450 MOOC -Based Microcredentials Reveals Many Options But Little Consistency.” job training company) has raised $117.2

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” The charges include receiving money from the ed-tech company Edgenuity. Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). “ Career centers are providing more access to some companies than others (for a fee), a move that has career counselors concerned institutions are selling students to the highest bidder,” Inside Higher Ed reports. (I Via Fortune : “ Android Co-Founder To Lead Google ’s New Education Project.”

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via EdWeek’s Market Brief : “ ISTE Unveils Plans to Match Ed-Tech Companies With Educators for Feedback on Apps.” The company “provides personalized educational feedback services for students,” and according to Crunchbase has raised $184 million total. The company, formerly known as PLATO Learning, is owned by Thomas Bravo. The online education company has raised $12.5

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Lots of reporting on various court filings in the Trump University case, particularly those about the company’s “ playbooks ” detailing how former employees sold its course packages, targeting vulnerable populations. Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). “The Future of MOOCs Might Not Be Free ,” suggests Education Week’s Market Brief with an observation that many of us made back in 2012. The company has raised $10.35

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Education Technology and the Year of Wishful Thinking

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In January, “brain-training” company Lumosity agreed to pay $2 million to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it had deceived customers with its claims that its games improved cognitive functions. Or MOOCs even. Say, the Android device in Google’s Cardboard Viewer and Expeditions program.). This is part one of my annual review of the year in ed-tech.

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Mostly tutoring companies.). “ ICE officials have invited tech companies, including Microsoft , to develop algorithms that will track visa holders’ social media activity ,” ProPublica reports. ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” The University of Iceland has joined edX. Badges , patents, and the world’s ‘least popular’ education company” by Doug Belshaw. (National) Education Politics.

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“ Apollo Education Group , the parent company of the University of Phoenix and Western International University , announced Thursday that it would eliminate the use of mandatory arbitration clauses in students’ enrollment agreements,” Inside Higher Ed reports. ” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Here’s Edsurge’s “exclusive” on the news that Android apps will soon be able on Chromebooks.

(This Is Not a Morphology of) The Monsters of Education Technology

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“Nothing has more potential to enable us to reimagine higher education than the massive open online course, or MOOC, platforms that are being developed by the likes of Stanford and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and companies like Coursera and Udacity.”