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

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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.

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

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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

Coursera Co-Founder Andrew Ng Wants to Bring ‘AI to Everyone’ in Latest Course

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The course will cost $49 per month and will be hosted on Coursera, a platform for massive open online courses, or MOOCs, that Ng co-founded in 2012. (He But the course won’t be offered through a university, like many of the other online classes on Coursera. offers through Coursera, which Ng teaches, have had wide appeal on the MOOC website. In June, EdSurge reported that three Coursera’s top 10 most popular courses were taught by him.

Coursera Nabs First Ivy League Degree Partnership with University of Pennsylvania

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The University of Pennsylvania has offered MOOCs on Coursera for several years, but now, it’s giving the online learning platform its first Ivy League degree. The university already offers online courses (some of which are MOOCs on Coursera ), but Vijay Kumar, dean of Penn Engineering, says Penn decided to widen its offerings in order to increase access to more students. A spokesperson for Coursera says that will hopefully change in the future.

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?

?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.

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.

Andrew Ng, Co-Founder of Coursera, Returns to MOOC Teaching With New AI Course

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That experience spurred him to co-found Coursera. Apparently one of those projects is his new online course sequence, which is being offered through Coursera. Coursera may be looking for a blockbuster these days. Andrew Ng taught one of the most-viewed online courses of all time—more than 1.5 million people have registered to take one of the many sequences of his free online course about machine learning.

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

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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.”

New CEO at Coursera Comes From Financial Tech, Not Higher Ed

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Two Stanford University professors with little background in business started Coursera about five years ago with a mission to bring free education to the masses. Coursera’s new chief executive is Jeff Maggioncalda, who co-founded and spent 18 years leading Financial Engines, which offers fee-based services that help people plan for retirement. Coursera, based in Silicon Valley, makes the technology platform and does the marketing.

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.

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

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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

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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?

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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.

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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

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

ThingLink for Video Adds Interactivity

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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.

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

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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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So I'm Taking a MOOC.

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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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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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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.

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The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 129 Learning To Learn: Rote Memorization Or Constructivism?

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Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Barbara Oakley’s web site @barbaraoakley Learning How To Learn Coursera MOOC New York Times Opinion […]. The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 129 Learning To Learn: Rote Memorization Or Constructivism?

MOOCs Find a New Audience with On-Campus Students

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Companies including Coursera and Udacity, as well as edX, a nonprofit created by Harvard University and MIT, partnered with well-known professors and colleges to offer these free courses. The university was already working with both Coursera and edX to build MOOCs, so it struck deals with both of them to give students free access to the courses on Michigan Online. Coursera said a couple of other college partners are in the pilot project as well—with 11 colleges trying it in total.

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Andrew Ng Is Probably Teaching More Students Than Anyone Else on the Planet. (Without a University Involved.)

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The assumption—especially in the marketing messages from major providers like Coursera and edX—is that the winners of traditional higher education will also end up the winners in the world of online courses. In fact, three of the 10 most popular courses on Coursera aren’t produced by a college or university at all, but by a company. In fact, Ng’s original Stanford MOOC remains the most popular course offered by Coursera.

MOOCs Are Global. So Where Do They Stand With New European Privacy Laws?

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MOOC-provider Coursera, for example, claims to have 6.5 A spokesperson for Coursera said in an email that the company is “overhauling its terms of use, privacy policies, and creating a new cookies policy to let learners know how we are using their data. Coursera has already released updates to its terms of service addressing GDPR requirements. At Coursera, it depends on the contract with the school.

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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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

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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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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 Future of Learning, via Museums #MCN2014

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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.

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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5 Ways MOOC-Based Degrees Are Different From Other Online Degrees

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But in recent years a new type of online degree has emerged, born of partnerships between elite universities and the platforms that support MOOCs, such as Coursera, FutureLearn, and edX. Two years later, the University of Illinois and Coursera started a master’s program in business that it called an iMBA. The iMBA consists of six Coursera Specializations. Online degrees are nothing new.

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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.

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

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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.

The Business of Ed-Tech: 2017 So Far

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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).

The Beginning of a New Era in the Online Degree Market

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Additionally, in another example of blending of online and in-person education, Coursera has begun a pilot offering its online MOOC courses to students at its campus partners. Another key MOOC-based degree is the iMBA at the University of Illinois, launched in 2016 with Coursera–a $22,000 program that now enrolls more than 1,000 students. The online degree market has been one of the fastest-growing and most resilient segments of American higher education over the last two decades.

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MOOCs Started Out Completely Free. Where Are They Now?

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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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How Blockbuster MOOCs Could Shape the Future of Teaching

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But both Coursera and EdX, two of the largest providers, do release lists of their most popular courses. Here are the top 10 most popular courses for each provider: Coursera Top 10 Most Popular Courses (over past 12 months) Source: Coursera edX Top 10 Most Popular Courses (all time) Source: edX Like bestsellers, some of these courses are bringing in serious money. Both edX and Coursera have top courses on teaching Python, one of the most widely-used programming languages.

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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.”

A Proposal to Put the ‘M’ Back in MOOCs

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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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