Udemy, an Online Course Platform Where Anyone Can Teach, Keeps Raising Money. What's Next?

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Udemy has become one of the best-funded companies in edtech, having raised another $80 million earlier this year, bringing its total raised to nearly $300 million. So, what are its plans, and how does it see the market for online courses changing after the pandemic?

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Udemy’s Upskilling and Educational Content is Now Available on LenovoEDU Community

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Udemy, the world’s largest destination for learning and teaching online, today announced that the recently launched LenovoEDU community by Lenovo will offer Udemy content and pathways to course recommendations for specific careers.

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Gale Launches New Online Learning Platform for Public Libraries

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Gale, a Cengage company, today announced the launch of Gale Presents: Udemy, a new online learning platform for public libraries – powered by Udemy for Business –that provides patrons access to over 4,000 on-demand video courses across more than 75 categories

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

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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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?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.

The Features And Benefits Of The XP-Pen Drawing Tablet In The Classroom

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Much of this has to do with fluctuating learning priorities where critical thinking and problem-solving skills for a future-ready, tech-savvy student body are given precedence. The Tools Of Mobile Learning. One such company is XP-Pen and their series of tablets.

Byju’s Becomes an Edtech ‘Decacorn’ After Fundraise from Mary Meeker’s Bond Capital

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Indian online education startup Byju’s, which already reached the billion-dollar valuation from private investors in 2018, can now claim a new distinction: “decacorn.” That’s the industry lingo for companies valued at $10 billion or more. What comes after a unicorn?

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As the world goes virtual, big education technology players tighten their grip

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The company’s business model calls for giving its services to schools for free but charging families for them. We woke up on a Monday and saw 10 to 15 times” the number of customers the company had served at the same time the year before, he remembered. “It

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. This year startups that serve primarily the K-12 market raised $434 million; those targeting the postsecondary and corporate learning sector raised $593 million.

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

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This may include starting a website or recording a podcast to support an online hobby or interest. With all of these activities available to teachers, one question often comes up … “ How do you make money online? ” Over the last 8 years, I have had several opportunities to turn TeacherCast into a tool to support my various online habits and hobbies. There are several things that you can look towards when thinking about making money online. Udemy.

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Online Education: Will it Make Us Smarter? #SXSWedu

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link] Predictions are 1/2 of higher Ed will be online in the next 10 years. How do we assess quality with all of the online education providers that are out there? Adult learning space, higher Ed, and K-12 all have different needs so they create different markets. All of the panelists are from companies that connect teachers directly to students. Building learning content that students can access on their own. Udemy - 80% male because focuses on tech space.

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million settlement against the country’s largest operator of online charter schools. ” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). 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.” ” The company in question: Bridgepoint Education , which owns Ashford University and the University of the Rockies.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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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.

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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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