Coursera, K12, Inc. make bold moves to drive learning

The Christensen Institute

As I wrote about Coursera last year, although the company held intriguing promise, realizing its potential would require some big pivots. As I wrote, Coursera’s initial incarnation never felt to me like it could disrupt higher education. In many cases, Coursera’s platform itself did not help, as it did not help course authors create pedagogically sound experiences. s basic products in ways similar to Coursera’s reinvention of its platform.

Coursera’s New Strategy Takes Inspiration From Netflix—and LinkedIn

Edsurge

Coursera is quietly testing elements of a new strategy, with the goal of moving from a platform for courses to a broader career-building service. Two Stanford University professors founded Coursera about five years ago, amid a wave of hype that free online courses could one day replace residential undergraduate colleges. That never happened, and since then companies like Coursera have been trying to find their niche—and a sustainable business model. Coursera and Chill?

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Daphne Koller Bids Farewell to Coursera, Hello to Calico

Edsurge

Coursera co-founder Daphne Koller has ridden the MOOC craze as the company’s CEO and later president. Koller co-founded Coursera with machine-learning expert and fellow Stanford professor Andrew Ng in 2012. Koller also saw Coursera through a period of disenchantment with MOOCs. Still, Coursera remains a major player in the MOOC space and currently offers more than 1,300 courses to more than 20 million registered users.

As Coursera Evolves, Colleges Stay On and Investors Buy In

Wired Campus

Three years ago everyone was talking about Coursera, which had begun partnering with some of the world’s most elite colleges to offer free courses. Today the MOOC hype has dissipated, but the company’s leaders say Coursera has found a way to make money, and that partner colleges have found a clear reason to participate. that are not very well known abroad, and the visibility they get through Coursera is in a way a very efficient way to reach new students.”.

Coursera’s Rick Levin On the Evolution of MOOCs and Microcredentials

Edsurge

Coursera sits somewhat awkwardly on the border between traditional higher education and the Silicon Valley-forces working to disrupt it. EdSurge talked with Rick Levin, CEO of Coursera (and former president of one of those big-name universities, Yale) about how the mega-courses known as MOOCs have changed in the five years since the start of their hype-filled debut. EdSurge: I’ve heard folks at Coursera refer to your courses and microcredential programs as “products.”

What the Results of a Survey of Coursera Students Mean for Online Learning

Wired Campus

When Coursera, Udacity, and edX started up within four months of one another, in 2012, The New York Times declared it the year of the MOOC. A report released this week draws on a survey of Coursera students to look at their motivations and what kinds of educational and career results they are seeing. Published in the Harvard Business Review, it is the first study of Coursera students’ self-reported learning outcomes.

U.S. Dominance as 'Education Exporter' Slipping, Study Says

Marketplace K-12

International Education International Markets coursera departmentofcommerce internationaltradeadministration skiphultsDespite the fact that more international students than ever are attending U.S. schools, competitive pressures are eroding the American share of the global market.

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Who's afraid of the big bad MOOC?

Learning with 'e's

Up popped a number of edu-businesses such as Coursera, Udacity and EdX, all of which promised dynamic and scalable platforms from which any university could launch its MOOC, and gain huge numbers of students overnight. xMOOC online education open learning Thomas Friedman MOOC Coursera cMOOC

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Still MOOCing Along.

EdTechSandyK

After a couple of weeks in the course and success on the quizzes, I decided to go ahead and pay for the Coursera Signature Track option, which will allow me to earn a verified certificate. There is a way to report these in Coursera.

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The Future of MOOCs Might Not Be Free

Marketplace K-12

MOOC provider Coursera offers about 60 courses focused on teacher PD and estimates 7.5 Marketplace K-12 Coursera edX free higher education MOOC MOOCs Online LearningA recent move by a leading United Kingdom learning platform to issue academic credits toward a degree for students who complete open online courses could signal a forthcoming trend in the U.S. market.

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Mobile learning and personal metrics

Learning with 'e's

Gathering ''big data'' from learning analytics is perhaps the motherlode for most large scale course providers such as EdX , Udacity and Coursera (MOOC platforms).

50 Free Online Courses For Educators: Spring 2015

TeachThought - Learn better.

University of California, San Diego via Coursera. Commonwealth Education Trust via Coursera. University of Oregon via Coursera. University of California, Irvine via Coursera. University System of Georgia via Coursera. Commonwealth Education Trust via Coursera.

So I'm Taking a MOOC.

EdTechSandyK

The course is offered through Coursera , a known online learning platform which I have heard and read good things about. If I complete all four courses and earn verified certificates for each of them plus complete a capstone project, I can earn a Specialization Certificate from UC Irvine and Coursera. Coursera and its partner organizations currently offer 10 different specializations.

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ThingLink for Video Adds Interactivity

EdTechSandyK

I''m taking a MOOC through Coursera and UC Irvine called Advanced Instructional Strategies in the Virtual Classroom. blended learning Coursera MOOC multimedia online learning ThingLink video virtual learning This week, we had to turn in an assignment. One of the options for the assignment was to make an introductory video for an online course. I''ve used several video creation apps and programs before, so I thought it would be easy. But not so fast.

An Index Of Online Courses For Teachers: Summer 2015

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University of Houston System via Coursera. Commonwealth Education Trust via Coursera. Commonwealth Education Trust via Coursera. University of Oregon via Coursera. University of California, Irvine via Coursera. University of Michigan via Coursera.

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

Edsurge

By registration count, Coursera is still by far the largest MOOC provider in the world with over 23 million learners. Of the top five providers, only XuetangX is an non-English platform: Coursera - 23 million edX - 10 million XuetangX - 6 million FutureLearn - 5.3 The “Big Three” MOOC providers—Coursera, Udacity, edX— combined have potentially made around $100 million in 2016. A slide from the Coursera Partners Conference 2016, shared by Willem van Valkenburg Top 2016 Trends.

MOOCs Started Out Completely Free. Where Are They Now?

Edsurge

Coursera Coursera aggressively tweaks its monetization model, which can lead to constant changes in how its courses work. It will be difficult to cover every scenario, so let’s focus on policies that apply to most courses, which also reflects the direction Coursera wants to move into it. A good majority of the new courses on Coursera are part of a specialization, a series of short courses that lead a microcredential.

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MOOCs Are Still Rising, at Least in Numbers

Wired Campus

That course — along with most of the courses on the most-popular lists — comes from Coursera. In 2013, nearly half of all MOOCs came from Coursera, and in 2014 the company still offered about a third of MOOCS on the market. Coursera is the biggest one, and they’re still adding more courses than anybody else.”. Coursera and edX, two of the biggest MOOC providers, dominate the market.

Meet the New, Self-Appointed MOOC Accreditors: Google and Instagram

Wired Campus

Some of the biggest MOOC producers, including Daphne Koller’s Coursera, may have figured out how to get employers to accept free online courses as credentials: Get big-name companies to help design them.

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8 teacher-loved edtech tools to try in 2017

eSchool News

Coursera. Coursera is known to work with both K-12 and higher education institutions and provide them with access to online courses. Want to be an innovative teacher? There are literally hundreds, if not thousands of apps and online edtech tools for that!

Looking to Grow in China? 3 Lessons for U.S. Edtech Companies

Edsurge

At Coursera, we’ve seen registered users in China climb by more than 500 percent between 2013 and 2016, crossing the one million mark in 2015. When Coursera partnered with Guokr in 2013 , we were featured with only a few other partners. So, based on the experiences of Coursera and other companies, what are some lessons for edtech startups looking to grow in China? At Coursera, our relationships have been more targeted.

Should Online Courses Go Through ‘Beta Testing’? How One Provider Taps 2,500 Volunteers

Edsurge

He’s one of about 2,500 volunteer beta testers for Coursera , and part of an expanded quality-control effort the company started in the past year. In some cases he decides to eventually take the whole thing, and Coursera waives the usual fee for him to get a certificate if he finishes. Coursera was a pioneer in offering MOOCs, or massive open online courses, in partnership with hundreds of top colleges.

Unlocking stackable global credentials

The Christensen Institute

As the demand for higher education dramatically accelerates, so also the supply of modular educational resources is increasing through Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) like Coursera and EdX, open educational resources (OER) like Khan Academy, and massive adaptive apps like Duolingo.

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

Hack Education

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”? Coursera began charging for certificates in January and launched a subscription service in October. Daphne Koller announced her departure from Coursera in August; she’s now working for Alphabet (a.k.a.

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A Class You'll Be Excited To Take. #ETMOOC

The Web20Classroom

There are several websites, like edX , Coursera , and Udacity that offer these courses to the masses. It''s been a few years since I last took a formal "class." My entire Masters degree was done online back in 2009 and 2010 and that wasn''t all that traditional at the time.

This summer’s ultimate ed tech professional development guide

Nureva

Coursera – Among the many courses offered this summer is How to Teach Us , which examines learning through the lens of High Tech High students. It’s officially summer.

This project uses open data to help plug opportunity gaps

eSchool News

An expanded federal initiative aims to use open data to improve opportunities, including educational opportunities, for Americans.

In Online Courses, Students Learn More by Doing Than by Watching

Wired Campus

But Mr. Koedinger thinks that online education companies like edX and Coursera could be doing more. When students enroll in MOOCs, they almost always watch a series of video lectures. But just watching videos — without also engaging interactively — is an ineffective way to learn, according to a study by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University.

U.S. Dominance as 'Education Exporter' Slipping, Study Says

Marketplace K-12

International Education International Markets coursera departmentofcommerce internationaltradeadministration skiphultsDespite the fact that more international students than ever are attending U.S. schools, competitive pressures are eroding the American share of the global market.

Millennials: The Straw That Will Stir Higher Education’s Next Disruption

EdNews Daily

Another is the rise of the MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) or online instructional platforms like edX, Coursera, or Udacity. Article Written By: Hossein Rahnama. The conversation regarding higher education has never been more heated.

Looking Back at the Year in Ed Tech

Wired Campus

As Coursera Evolves, Colleges Stay On and Investors Buy In. Concerns about Yik Yak and analysis of MOOCs and online teaching were among the most popular stories this past year on our Wired Campus blog. Each year we run the numbers to see which items drew the most reader attention, and this year’s list highlights a continuing interest in understanding how technology — and online education, in particular — might change college as we know it.

Saddle Up for Silicon Slopes! Our Guide to the 2017 ASU+GSV Summit

Edsurge

4:00PM: DistruptED: Who Are the Real Disruptors in Higher Ed and The Future of Work with Louise Rogers (TES Global), Chip Paucek (2U), Dennis Yang (Udemy), Rick Levin (Coursera), Vish Makhijani (Udacity) Wednesday. Polish the dress shoes. Stiffen those shirt collars. This week, many of the education industry’s bigwigs are planning their annual pilgrimage to the next “ tech mecca ” of America.

Now Take Notes on Drive Videos with VideoNot.es – From Beth Holland

EdTechTeacher

works with YouTube, Vimeo, Coursera, Udacity, Khan Academy, and EdX videos. This post first appeared on Free Technology for Teachers. VideoNot.es allows students to take notes while watching videos.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

From the Coursera blog : “Coursera pilots a new course format.” ” More via I Programmer on Coursera ’s decision to remove old courses from its platform. In other Coursera news : “ Atlassian sponsors computer science learners on Coursera.” Department of State and massive open online course provider Coursera are partnering to launch Coursera for Refugees , a program to offer career training to displaced people around the world.

What 2015 Holds for the Future of Education

Digital Promise

As we all take time to reflect on 2014, now is also a good time to look forward to 2015.

What Technology Does What: An #edtech Chart For Teachers

TeachThought - Learn better.

Udacity, Coursera, Udemy , MIT OCW ; ( see more here ). What Technology Does What: The Ultimate #edtech Chart For Teachers. by TeachThought Staff.

Report that says online learning growth is slowing misses big picture

The Christensen Institute

Udacity’s Open Education Alliance with AT&T, Google, and others as well as Coursera’s Course Specializations in partnership with companies are just two examples of this.

Capture Student Ideas with VideoNot.es & Google Classroom – From Avra

EdTechTeacher

If you’ve used VideoNot.es , you know that it is a powerful application that allows users to take time-stamped, synchronized notes alongside a YouTube, Vimeo, Khan Academy, edX, Udacity or Coursera video. This post first appeared on Free Technology for Teachers.

MOOCs for Professional Development - #TCEA15

EdTechSandyK

Notes from MOOCs for Professional Development Presentation at TCEA 2015 Dr. Kay Abernathy, Lamar University [link] Lamar University sponsored the MOOC on Social Media Communication Tools for Educators which Dr. Abernathy facilitated. It was free, but offered a certificate of completion.

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Yes There’s ‘Disruption’ in College Market, But the Bigger Trend Is Growth of ‘Enabler’ Companies

Edsurge

Some of the education sector’s most celebrated and best-funded startups—including Coursera, Minerva, and General Assembly—focus on providing alternatives to traditional postsecondary education, or challenging traditional approaches to higher education. The rallying cry among many higher-education startups is “disrupting” college as we know it.