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?The Future of Online Learning Is Offline: What Strava Can Teach Digital Course Designers

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I became a Strava user in 2013, around the same time I became an online course designer. Quickly I found that even as I logged runs on Strava daily, I struggled to find the time to log into platforms like Coursera, Udemy or Udacity to finish courses produced by my fellow instructional designers. Why was the fitness app so “sticky” as opposed to the online learning platforms? How could we apply the same practices to learning? A few companies are heading that way.

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Ka’Ching! 2016 US Edtech Funding Totals $1 Billion

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edtech companies, which altogether raised an estimated $1.03 edtech companies raised roughly 57 percent of what Snapchat did in its $1.8 In this annual analysis, EdSurge counts all investments in technology companies whose primary purpose is to improve learning outcomes for all learners, regardless of age. edtech startups have increased every consecutive year. The market uncertainty has led some high-profile companies to hit pause on bigger plans.

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Can a Subscription Model Work for Online Learners and Teachers? Skillshare Just Raised $28M to Find Out

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Can a “Netflix”-like subscription model really work for online education platforms? Investors who are fond of analogies and comparisons to consumer technology successes are betting on one New York City-based company to find out. Founded in 2010, Skillshare initially offered an online platform for users to find and teach in-person classes. The company claims that the average Skillshare teacher makes about $3,000 a year, with top earners raking in as much as $40,000.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Tony Bates looks at “Brexit and online learning in Europe.” ” She promises that every kid will learn to code (of course) by having the private sector train CS teachers. Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). From the edX blog : “How to be a Better Learner: Determine Your Learning Style.” ” Try learning styles, maybe. Via Inverse : “ Udemy ’s Exodus, Amazon ’s Gain.

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” Via The New York Times : “DeVos Abandons Plan to Allow One Company to Service Federal Student Loans.” Buzzfeed’s Molly Hensley-Clancy looks at the acquisition of EDMC – the parent company of the Art Institutes chain – by The Dream Center Foundation , a network of Christian missionary centers. Pretty sure this is the best MOOC story of the week: “ Russian Underground Launches Online Courses in Card Fraud ,” Infosecurity Group reports.