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

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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?

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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.

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.”.

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.

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.

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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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.

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

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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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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).

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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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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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.

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.”

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.

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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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.”

So, What IS the Future of Work?

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However, Coursera vice president Julia Stiglitz added that even platforms like her company’s likely won’t eliminate the traditional college model. “I I don’t think the Coursera experience will replace what happens in a residential [college] experience,” she said in a panel about college majors. “I Students currently invest a lot of money to get a computer science degree, “when that [career] might in 10 years from now be done by a computer,” noted Coursera CEO Jeff Maggioncalda. “[A

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.

As Corporate World Moves Toward Curated ‘Microlearning,’ Higher Ed Must Adapt

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Well-funded MOOC providers Coursera, Udacity and EdX have evolved their business models to focus squarely on corporate learning and serving professionals seeking credentials. Just outside the walls of the ivory tower, a transformation is underway in the world of corporate learning, and those of us at colleges and universities should pay attention. Corporate learning and development, often referred to as L&D, is radically different than just a few years ago.

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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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.

George Siemens and David Wiley Join Forces for a MOOC About Open Education

Edsurge

Since the New York Times named 2012 the year of massive open online courses (MOOCs), millions have flocked to platforms offering them such as edX and Coursera. Coursera and edX are now approaching 20 million students on their platforms. While these online courses have seen massive enrollment, perspectives on their impact have been decidedly mixed. And an undercurrent has run just below the surface, questioning how accurate it is to call these courses "open.".

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3 ways crowdfunding is reshaping the US edtech landscape

eSchool News

Nowadays there are so many online learning courses available from places like Khan Academy or Coursera. Nowadays, crowdfunding is one of the more popular ways to raise money. A community of backers or ‘the crowd’ contribute small amounts to help fund the development of an idea or project.

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.

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.

As In-Person Bootcamps Falter, Codecademy Introduces Paid Online Options

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The new paid offerings also turn Codecademy into a competitor to Coursera and Udacity, which started out offering free Massive Open Online Courses but later pivoted to put more energy into paid options. This summer has seen two prominent coding bootcamps close because they couldn’t make their business models work.