Coursera Raises $130 Million as Colleges Turn to Online Courses for the Fall

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Coursera, which provides online courses to higher-ed institutions, businesses and government agencies, has raised $130 million in a Series F round led by NEA. To date, Coursera has raised $464 million, according to CEO Jeff Maggioncalda. Coursera for Campus launched last October.

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.

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Coursera Pushes into Unicorn Status After Raising Another $103M

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With the new capital, Coursera, which was previously valued at $800 million, is now valued at “well north of” $1 billion, a spokesperson tells EdSurge, bringing the company into unicorn status—a distinction only a handful of education companies have earned.

MOOC Pioneer Coursera Tries a New Push: Selling Courseware to Colleges

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Coursera started with a mission to give the general public free access to courses from expensive colleges. Coursera has offered a similar arrangement for about three years to corporate partners that wanted to let their employees take its online courses as a professional development benefit.

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’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?

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.

?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.

K-12 Dealmaking: Sphero Acquires littleBits; Coursera Makes First Acquisition

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In recent dealmaking news, the robotics company Sphero has acquired littleBits, while online education company Coursera acquired startup Rhyme Softworks. The post K-12 Dealmaking: Sphero Acquires littleBits; Coursera Makes First Acquisition appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 K-12 Dealmaking Mergers and Acquisitions Online / Virtual Learning Science Education

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.

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.

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.”

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.

K-12 Dealmaking: Ed-Tech Platforms Coursera, FutureLearn Get Major Funding Infusions

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The Seek Group, which creates and manages online education and employment businesses, has made significant investments in Coursera and The Open University's FutureLearn. The post K-12 Dealmaking: Ed-Tech Platforms Coursera, FutureLearn Get Major Funding Infusions appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Business Strategy Career / College Readiness Investment / Venture Capital MOOC Online / Virtual Learning Startups

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

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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.”.

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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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.

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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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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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.

The Future of MOOCs Might Not Be Free

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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.

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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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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).

Online Degrees Slowdown: A Review of MOOC Stats and Trends in 2019

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Here's what that growth looked like: 2017 2018 2019 Coursera 41116 edX 1910 FutureLearn 41823 Udacity 111 Total 1039 (+29)50 (+11) Perhaps these MOOC providers did not see the enrollments in these programs that they had hoped for.

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How Innovations in Voice Technology Are Reshaping Education

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Voice, after all, is one of the most natural ways to interface with technology, says Coursera’s Alexander Sanchez. EdSurge: Coursera decided to build an Alexa skill because you saw voice technology as a smart investment. Coursera introduces Amazon Alexa Skill to Support Learning Goals.

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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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.

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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To Attract Talent, Corporations Turn to MOOCs

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That’s what happened to Coursera, NovoEd, Udacity and several others. Coursera, a Mountain View, Calif.-based Corporate clients like Google tell her that hosting courses on Coursera has helped them build brand awareness for their tools and services.

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Will COVID-19 Lead to Another MOOC Moment?

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Duke has long built MOOCs through its partnership with Coursera, a major platform for large-scale courses, and it also had previously negotiated an arrangement with Coursera to make all of the certificate programs and courses in Coursera’s library available to all of Duke’s students (in the U.S. Coursera decided to expand free access to a wider audience, for a limited time, so that they can make use of MOOC content in their teaching.

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Massive Online Courses Find A New Audience With Continuing Medical Education

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Coursera, a company that hosts massive online courses and degrees, is the latest entrant among a growing number of online education providers that are entering the medical space. In terms of the existing [medical] workforce, there is clearly a shift in the skill set that is necessary,” says Daphne Koller, co-founder of Coursera. More than a dozen universities are offering Coursera’s new healthcare courses. Coursera has its sight set on a global health audience as well.

Year of MOOC-based Degrees: A Review of MOOC Stats and Trends in 2018

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MOOC providers’ constant tweaking of the model seems to be paying off, as companies such as Coursera are hitting record revenues ( $140 million in 2018 for Coursera ). Here is a list of the top five MOOC providers by registered users: Coursera – 37 million. A bulk of these came from just two credential types: Coursera’s Specializations and edX’s Professional Certificates.

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