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.

Learning about Coursera -- a MOOC worth exploring

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Andrew Ng, Stanford University computer science professor, is the co-founder of Coursera, a for-profit company that partners with colleges and universities to provide free MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses). Stanford Professors Launch Coursera With $16M From Kleiner Perkins and NEA.

?In Move Towards More Online Degrees, Coursera Introduces Its First Bachelor’s

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And today, one of the largest MOOC providers, Coursera, announced it’s going one step further in that direction, with its first fully online bachelor’s degree. “We We are realizing that the vast reach of MOOCs makes them a powerful gateway to degrees,” Coursera CEO Jeff Maggioncalda said in a statement. Coursera already offers online degrees with masters programs from institutions including the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign and HEC Paris.

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

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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?

Daphne Koller Bids Farewell to Coursera, Hello to Calico

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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.

My Coursera Experience – Quality Professional Development and an Inexpensive Verified Certificate

EmergingEdTech

Teachers can Earn a Verified Certificate for Convenient, Affordable PD Back in 2012, I took a Coursera course in Operations Management, to test the waters of the new world of MOOCs. Free Tools & Resources Future of Education Technology MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) Professional Development assessing 21st century skills Coursera MOOC review MOOCs becoming financially viable my MOOC experience

Dr. Chuck on Inclusive Programming, Online Instructor Involvement and Coursera’s Paywall

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Charles Severance was one of the first professors at the University of Michigan to give the massive open online courses (MOOC) platform Coursera a try. To try to serve more students, Severance and his colleague, Colleen Van Lent, each have a new specialization on Coursera, which Coursera describes in part as a “series of rigorous courses.” Instead, a specialization can run from $39 to $79 a month, according to Coursera’s website.

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.”.

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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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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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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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).

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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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.

50 Free Online Courses For Educators: Spring 2015

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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.

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

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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.

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A Product at Every Price: A Review of MOOC Stats and Trends in 2017

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Here is a list of the top five MOOC providers by registered users: Coursera: 30 million users. Coursera saw paying users rise by 70 percent this year. Coursera’s Specializations lead the pack with over 250 credentials; followed by edX with around 170 credentials split across 4 types: MicroMasters, Xseries, Professional Certificate, and Professional Education.

MOOCs Find Their Audience: Professional Learners and Universities

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At the recently concluded EMOOCs conference , the then CEO of Coursera, Rick Levin, shared his thoughts on this shift. Eighty-nine percent of Coursera learners are over the age of 22. 89% of @coursera learners are over the age of 22 pic.twitter.com/cGp0qmVMUW. Coursera for instance, took control of its catalog by incentivizing universities to launch Specializations (Coursera’s micro-credential) in certain topics.

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

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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.

The Business of Ed-Tech: 2017 So Far

Hack Education

Coursera (online education) – $64 million. Coursera (online education service provider) – $210.1 GSV (Voxy, Raise.me, MasterClass, CreativeLive, Nearpod, Coursera, Motimatic). Learn Capital (investments: Paragon One, Outschool, Mystery Science, Coursera).

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.

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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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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. However, both spoke in a positive manner about their partnership with Coursera.

A Proposal to Put the ‘M’ Back in MOOCs

Edsurge

These days, most MOOC providers let learners start courses whenever they like (or on a bi-weekly or monthly basis, as Coursera does). At one point Coursera boasted about a average forum response time of 22 minutes; that’s no longer the case. In Coursera co-founder Daphne Koller’s own words : “We reached 20 million learners with minimal marketing costs, largely because of the PR cycle around us.”

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

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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.

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

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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.

More Colleges Are Offering Microcredentials—And Developing Them The Way Businesses Make New Products

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And Coursera, the venture-backed startup that also works with colleges to develop online courses, says it has added 50 new “specializations” (series of courses that add up to a noncredit certificate) in the past year. One example is the University of California at Davis Extension, which offers five “Specializations” through Coursera. If 2012 was “ The Year of the MOOC ”—massive open online courses, usually offered for free—2017 could be “The Year of the Microcredential.”

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

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Coursera to Charge Fees for Previously Free Courses Once hailed as a portal for free learning materials, accessible to anyone with an internet connection, Coursera announced this year plans to charge if learners want to submit assignments to be graded for certain courses. EdX and Coursera are leading the way, but traditional schools like MIT are adding their own take as well. New years mean clean slates, fresh perspectives and goal setting for the months ahead.

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!

Minnesota Higher Ed Office Says Udacity’s Nanodegrees Might Violate State Law

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In the early days of MOOCs, the state’s Office of Higher Education made headlines for asking Coursera and other providers of free courses to go through the registration process. Rather than do so, in 2012 Coursera briefly displayed an unusual disclaimer on its Web site: Notice for Minnesota Users: Coursera has been informed by the Minnesota Office of Higher Education that under Minnesota Statutes (136A.61

6 Things you may not know about MOOCs

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OK, now let’s look at some interesting in-depth trivia, some of which I hope may enlighten and surprise even the MOOC experts among us: Coursera is the world’s largest course provider, and partners its platform with the content from over 161 universities world-wide.

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5 Strategies to Demystify the Learning Process for Struggling Students

MindShift

Oakley co-created Coursera’s most popular course, “ Learning How to Learn , ” with Terrence Sejnowski , which has enrolled nearly 2 million students. .

Guest Blog Post: Online Learning – a Perfect Confluence or a Bad Influence?

EdTech4Beginners

There are tons of free courses on sites like Coursera and edX , which bring knowledge closer to a wider audience. There’s no question about it: technology dominates our lives. It changed the way we shop, work out, eat, learn… it changed the way we live.

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.

Will Net Neutrality Reversal Hurt Digital Learning? As Vote Approaches, Mixed Opinions

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But Charles Severance , a University of Michigan professor who also teaches massive open online courses (MOOCs) on Coursera , doesn’t think higher education will be terribly affected, he tells EdSurge. As for how reversing net neutrality will affect online education companies like Coursera, Severance says the effect will be “slowly but surely.”