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In New Push to Grow Online Degree Offerings, Coursera Changes Revenue-Sharing Options

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Ten years ago when two Stanford professors started Coursera , many of the big-name colleges the company partnered with offered few online courses. And the courses they put on Coursera were done mainly as goodwill outreach—free offerings to help spread knowledge to those who couldn’t afford a campus experience.

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Coursera Is Now a Public Company. What Does That Mean For Higher Education?

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EdSurge talked with Coursera’s CEO, Jeff Maggioncalda, today to ask him what this unicorn company, valued at more than $3.6 Here are the takeaways: Coursera Already Had Cash, But Now It Can Add … More AI? The mix of ways Coursera reaches students has led them to claim 77 million registered learners on the platform. There are 1.3

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Could Coursera Become as Prestigious as Harvard? This Expert Thinks So.

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Major online-learning platforms, including Coursera, are pushing colleges to offer more online degrees these days. It doesn't matter if I learned what I learned at Coursera. Students “have very different needs,” he says, “and we want to allow the same opportunity to achieve the outcomes we set for education.”

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Elite Colleges Started EdX as a Nonprofit Alternative to Coursera. How Is It Doing?

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Amidst the hype, two competing entities were formed within a few weeks of each other: One of them was Coursera, a for-profit startup backed by the biggest-name investors in Silicon Valley, who argued that they were building a billion-dollar company, a rare “unicorn,” as venture capitalists say.

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Colleges Are Losing Students. Is That A Growth Opportunity For Coursera?

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To Coursera, the online learning platform and edtech “unicorn” that went public last year , this may represent an opportunity to serve as an institutional bridge for some of these universities in the struggle to stop the bleeding. And edX, a competitor to Coursera purchased by 2U last year , has offered micro-credentialing programs for years.

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Will the Pandemic Lead More Colleges to Offer Credit for MOOCs? Coursera is Pushing for It.

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When two Stanford University professors started Coursera in 2012, the focus was on building free online courses to bring teaching from elite colleges out to the world. So Coursera sees a new business opportunity: to sell the courses it developed to colleges that want to use them as part of for-credit courses for their own students.

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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 currently has around 600 employees.

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