To Attract Talent, Corporations Turn to MOOCs

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Two years later, Dubuc’s company, OpenClassrooms , has closed deals with both of them. Even for these companies, with full-fledged recruiting teams, “it’s really painful to hire new employees,” says Dubuc, OpenClassrooms’ CEO.

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#DLNchat: How Have MOOCs Impacted Approaches to Student Learning?

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Has the MOOC revolution come and gone? Or will the principles of the MOOC movement continue to influence higher ed? On Tuesday, April 10 the #DLNchat community got together to discuss and debate: How Have MOOCs Impacted Approaches to Student Learning? How many MOOCs have you signed up for and how many have you taken?” Many admitted their completion rates were unimpressive, which may be representative for MOOC users overall. In MOOCs it’s all about teaching.

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Much Ado About MOOCs: Where Are We in the Evolution of Online Courses?

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A lot has changed since 2012 or, the year the New York Times dubbed the "Year of the MOOC." Today, many MOOC providers now charge a fee. And popular providers like Coursera and edX are increasingly partnering with colleges and universities to offer MOOC-based degrees online. So, seven years after the “Year of the MOOC,” we’re wondering: Where are these courses and companies today? So the rate at which new users are coming into the MOOC space is decreasing.

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MOOC Pioneer Coursera Tries a New Push: Selling Courseware to Colleges

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The company, which was started by two Stanford University professors in 2012 and is now one of the most well-funded in the education industry , has always been highly picky about which colleges it works with to develop courses.

The Flip Side of Abysmal MOOC Completion Rates? Discovering the Most Tenacious Learners

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Usman Khaliq was an engineering student in northeastern Pakistan when he took his first MOOC. complete multiple MOOCs. MOOCs were a vetting mechanism for Usman, allowing both his talent and grit to rise to attention and connecting him to an opportunity halfway around the world. The MOOC movement is frequently disparaged because completion rates are abysmally low. For a growing number of organizations, MOOCs have become a new way to identify talent.

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How Harvard Is Trying to Update the Extension School for the MOOC Age

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You could call extension schools the original MOOCs. Well, unless you count the students in MOOCs, those free online courses, which are offered through a different division of the university. Yet during that same period, another part of the university, HarvardX, has been running MOOCs, massive open online courses. How do you differentiate what you're doing at the Extension School from MOOCs? They've produced about 100 MOOCs.

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Hackathon Series Aims to Build Support for ‘Learning Engineering’ Tools

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When Carnegie Mellon University officials announced last week that they will open up the source code on their digital tools for improving college teaching, they admitted that the tough part will be getting professors and learning centers at other colleges to actually use and improve upon them. Today, officials shared more details on how they hope to build a culture around developing and adopting the software tools.

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EdSurge HigherEd Year in Review: Our Top Higher Education Stories of 2018

Edsurge

While not quite the “Year of the MOOC,” 2018 saw a resurgence in interest around the ways these massive open online courses are delivering free (and more often these days, not free) online education around the world, and how these providers are increasingly turning to traditional institutions of learning. How the Company Aims to Catch Tutoring Requests That Go Too Far. Here’s a look at how the education company is responding. The “Year of the MOOC” is long behind us.

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Trump's Edtech Agenda Should Address Effectiveness, Equity, and Equilibrium in Higher Ed

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radio and televisions in the early 20th century and online learning and MOOCs via the Internet in the early 21st century.) Do they opens the door for companies to take the lead on how students learn and how their data is used? The triplet challenge for education technology is this: to ensure effective tools, equitable outcomes, and equilibrium between the producers and users of education technologies. whether predictive tools are effective.

Beyond Videos: 4 Ways Instructional Designers Can Craft Immersive Educational Media

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As online learning companies compete for the attention and wallets of learners, players like MasterClass , Linked Learning , Cognotion and Harvard are investing in producing videos that are so beautiful they could be National Geographic documentaries or sitcom pilots. Harvard reportedly spends $75,000-$150,000 building each new MOOC, most of which goes towards video production costs. Education Technology MOOCs Postsecondary LearningEducational media is at an inflection point.

Our digital future 10: Cognitive courseware

Learning with 'e's

Cognitive technologies can be defined as artificial intelligence tools that perform tasks that were once the sole preserve of humans. Other companies have similar two-tier systems of customer support.

5 Essential Practices for Designated and Integrated ELD

The CoolCatTeacher

They have a new classroom management tool called Collections. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

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The Future of Learning, via Museums #MCN2014

Improving Education Environments

Two of these three institutions have rune MOOCs through Coursera, and the third has been researching emerging models of online learning as well as partnered with Khan Academy to produce video content.

3 Big Issues We Heard About at SXSWedu

Wired Campus

Student privacy, easier-to-use digital tools for instructors, and efforts to offer alternative credentials were some of the most-talked-about topics this week at the South by Southwest Edu conference, an offshoot of the popular South by Southwest music festival. Speaking at a separate session, he cited the increasing flows of data to which colleges have access, including from learning-management systems, student-success systems, and MOOCs. “My Austin, Tex.

Open all hours #EDEN15

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The synopsis reads: With the success of open access publishing, Massive open online courses (MOOCs) and open education practices, the open approach to education has moved from the periphery to the mainstream. Openness then becomes mainstream, is adapted and adopted by the big companies.

How free is open? #EDENchat

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3) How are MOOCs and other massive open study opportunities changing or influencing out thinking as educators? Are we in danger of being left behind if our organisation/institution is not involved in MOOCs? What can we learn from the open and free social media tools we use?

Online Learning's 'Greatest Hits'

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More than two decades ago, when I was hired at Stevens Institute of Technology, as dean of web-based distance learning—a quaint title for what is now known as online learning—few tools were available to help faculty migrate their on-campus courses online. Looking back now, here are my picks for what have emerged as the most influential tools for online learning that have helped bring digital education from an experiment to a mainstream practice.

2U’s ‘Third Chapter’ Begins With a $750M Acquisition of Trilogy Education

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It’s a trilogy in the making, and for 2U’s third chapter, the online program management company wants in on bootcamps. The rest will be paid in cash, with the help of a $250 million loan from Owl Rock Capital, plus $150 million of the company’s available funds.

Live Online Video Classes Are ‘The New Face-to-Face.’ So How Many Students Can They Handle at a Time?

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In some ways, the San Francisco-based company is arguing that high-quality education can be done cheaper thanks to technology in ways that have been elusive in the past. So the company spent the last year trying to retool its system to allow an engaging experience on a larger scale.

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How AI Can Compliment Educators, Not Replace Them

EdNews Daily

As one of the few online Chinese education companies invited to participate in the event, 51Talk demonstrated its role as an industry leader, and how online education in China is making an important impact on the global stage.

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Income Share Agreements Dominate Y Combinator’s Latest Education Graduates

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More than half of the accelerator’s current education companies offer ISAs to attract students to their services. The accelerator provides companies with $150,000 in seed funding for 7 percent of the company. The company has 75 active developers now on the platform.

Innovation In E-learning In The Last 10 Years

EdTech4Beginners

The new E-learning technologies keep on evolving, and a lot of companies are investing in it to yield efficient employees. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC). MOOC is not a new concept in the e-learning industry. Many prestigious universities such as Harvard offers MOOC at minimal or no cost. MOOC also offers group collaboration and feedback through online evaluation. E-learning has seen a broad positive shift in the last couple of years.

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Packing for the journey: Can lifelong learning fit in a college-sized suitcase?

The Christensen Institute

To properly address this challenge, we must reframe it and the language used to describe it, and Modularity Theory provides us with powerful tools for doing so. Light bulb companies can tweak and optimize their products every which way, as long as they stick with that standard screw base. There are, therefore, unacceptably high costs whenever schools, companies, and legislators employ and incentivize inappropriate business models and interventions.

5 Ed-Tech Ideas Face The Chronicle’s Version of ‘Shark Tank’

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In the TV series Shark Tank, entrepreneurs with budding companies pitch their ideas to a panel of investors who ask probing questions and then decide whether to back the proposals. Our sharks were Goldie Blumenstyk, a senior writer at The Chronicle; Jason Jones, a co-editor of the ProfHacker blog and director of educational technology at Trinity College, in Connecticut; and Paul Freedman, founder of Entangled Ventures, an education-technology company.

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US Edtech Investments Peak Again With $1.45 Billion Raised in 2018

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education technology companies raised $1.45 And that dip in dealflow has been happening in recent years: Investors are pouring more money into the edtech industry, but across fewer companies. edtech industry matures, companies with demonstrable revenue growth are distinguishing themselves from the rest of the pack and attracting bigger funders higher up the investment ladder. For edtech companies able to show consistent growth and revenue, that should be welcome news.

Online Learning Platform, NovoEd Acquired by Boston Private Equity Firm

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The pair then started the company in January 2013. At the time they were not alone in their efforts; Coursera, Udacity (both of which were also co-founded by Stanford professors) and edX had launched MOOC platforms a year earlier. The platform also offers collaborative tools so teams of students can work together on projects. The company also still works with about a dozen universities that use NovoEd to deliver online continuing-education programs.

Still in the Thick of K-12? Amazon Partners With Edhesive to Bring CS Education to Schools

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On Monday, just days after the company quietly said it would be shutting down TenMarks’ online math and writing tools , it announced a partnership with Edhesive, a company that offers computer science curriculum to schools. An Amazon spokesperson wrote over email that the companies “wish to activate up to 100 schools or provide [10,000] new users with this new course content.” Despite fits and starts, Amazon is marching forth with its K-12 education efforts.

?Readers’ Roundup: EdSurge HigherEd’s Top 10 Articles of 2017

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Microcredentials, and controversial moves and pivots by edtech companies hoping to disrupt the higher education landscape. A few weeks after EdSurge probed the company about the silence, Amazon opened up the resource library to the public. According to a company spokesperson, these fees are applicable for “the vast majority of courses that are part of Specializations as well as for a small selection of courses outside of Specializations.”

Virtual Reality in education brings the future closer

Neo LMS

It’s a great tool to engage students and its benefits are far more numerous than its shortcomings. I recently saw another nice use of VR from a company that does educational experiences. So why not combine an amazing tool into a system that is used by students daily?

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ISTE Wants to Be More Than Just a Conference. Learn How They Are Expanding.

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In addition, the organization has announced a new platform to review technology tools and a framework for implementing edtech in the classroom. For many, what ISTE is doing with online courses may sound similar to MOOCs (massive open online courses), or other online certifications for educators offered by big companies such as Google, Apple and Microsoft. He says ISTE U offers professional learning in the edtech space that is tool agnostic and vendor neutral.

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A Podcast for Every Discipline? The Rise of Educational Audio

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Some of the podcasters got their start making educational videos or or producing MOOCs, those free online classes that were all the rage a few years ago, but ended up not living up to the hype. Davis now works at a company building a platform for these podcasters.

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?Meet Intel Education Accelerator’s Newest Cohort of EdTech Visionaries

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Now in its second year, the four-month accelerator program offers selected companies up to $100,000 from Intel Capital—in exchange for up to six percent of equity—and provides access to GSVlabs , weekly workshops and guidance from self-selected mentors like David Min (VP of Strategic Business Innovation at the Walt Disney Company) or Ronald Chandler (former CIO for the Los Angeles Unified School District). prices on a by-school or company basis.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

Without revenue the company will go away. Or the company will have to start charging for the software. Or it will raise a bunch of venture capital to support its “free” offering for a while, and then the company will get acquired and the product will go away. (It’s

Education Technology and the Promise of 'Free' and 'Open'

Hack Education

The Rebranding of MOOCs. Remember 2012 , “ The Year of the MOOC? Remember in 2012 when Coursera co-founder Daphne Koller said in her TED Talk that her company’s goal was to “take the best courses from the best instructors at the best universities and provide it to everyone around the world for free”? MOOCs are not particularly "open." Google)’s biotech company, Calico.

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Gradescope Raises $3.75M to Speed Up Grading in Higher Ed

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And so he began building a prototype for an automated online grading tool that today has grown into his company, Gradescope. Other efforts such as MOOC platform edX’s Enhanced AI Scoring Engine have similarly tried to use automation to reduce the time educators spend on grading. Yet many have been met with skepticism that such tools can provide as accurate or personal feedback as a human can. Singh’s company takes a slightly different approach.

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