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

Edsurge

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. They were incredibly hardworking people, but the ones creating the most significant social impact in the world were also often too busy to finish a MOOC. A few companies are heading that way. Education Technology MOOCs Postsecondary Learning

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The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

Hack Education

When I first started working as a tech reporter, I assumed – naively – that venture capitalists were smart people who did thorough research before funding a company. I assumed that they looked to see if the company could do what it promised – financially, technologically. Its founder, Elizabeth Holmes, dropped out of Stanford to start the company when she was just 19. The companies that raised the most money this year: BYJU’s (tutoring): $540 million.

Online Education: Will it Make Us Smarter? #SXSWedu

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Small start ups and giant MOOCS. All of the panelists are from companies that connect teachers directly to students. Udemy - 80% male because focuses on tech space. A: Udemy has a few professors who use their online courses as part of blended learning. If company receives a DMCA notice they remove the content. Q: How do you avoid mistakes in growing your company? Notes from panel discussion at SXSWedu.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). “ Are MOOCs Forever ?” An ex-Corinthian student is filing a federal class-action lawsuit against the firms that now own the private loans, as well as a collection company seeking to recoup the debt from borrowers.” ” Via The Washington Post : “ Justice Department is investigating whether a for-profit college company violated federal financial aid rules.”

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Elsewhere in MOOC research… From Campus Technology : “Grouping MOOC Students by Communication Mode Doesn’t Help Completion.” “ What We Learned From Talking with 100 MOOC Students ” by Justin Reich (and George Veletsianos and Laura Pasquini). Via Inverse : “ Udemy ’s Exodus, Amazon ’s Gain. MOOCs losing their mojo? Education Politics.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” If you can’t create revenue, raise venture capital. Via Edsurge : “As LinkedIn ’s Video Library Grows, Company Says It Has No Plans to Compete With Colleges.” Udemy has a new CEO : “Kevin Johnson, former CEO of EBates, a marketplace for coupons and shopping discount deals.” That’s despite privacy concerns about the company. Education Politics.

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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.

The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

Hack Education

Tom Webster, the VP of strategy at the market research firm Edison Research, argued that the report should be viewed as “an extremely effective piece of content marketing,” pointing to the number of slides that cite data about or by a portfolio company of Meeker’s employer, the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Smith Caulfield. “Why are there 72 slides about gaming, from a company invested in EA, Zynga, Mobcrush, and Magic Leap?”