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. Meanwhile Coursera is eager to offer more degree programs as well. It’s like a tax code,” says Coursera’s CEO, Jeff Maggioncalda. “It’s

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

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It was 2012, and online learning was suddenly booming. Nearly 10 years later, Coursera has in fact become a unicorn, valued at well over the billion-dollar mark, and in March it started trading on the New York Stock Exchange as a public company.

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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. similarly stormed through the early 2000s by bringing online learning to the world of K-12 education and went public in 2007. As I wrote, Coursera’s initial incarnation never felt to me like it could disrupt higher education. The reason is that the top universities do not offer the best teaching and learning experiences.

Coursera’s IPO Filing Shows Growing Revenue and Loss During a Pandemic

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This afternoon, Coursera filed its S-1 paperwork , offering a first look at how the Mountain View, Calif.-based Coursera reported $293.5 Shortly after the outbreak, Coursera made this available for free to higher-ed institutions until Sept.

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. Previous investors Kleiner Perkins, SEEK Group, Learn Capital, SuRo Capital Corp, and G Squared also participated.

Coursera Couple Returns to Higher Ed With $14.5M to Recreate In-Person Learning, Online

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We want to build from the ground up an inclusive learning system for students and faculty, one that can recreate engaging, live learning experiences online,” says Dan Avida. The couple is no longer with Coursera, which is now valued at $2.5 Pandemic closes school.

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

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Some education experts have already penned that the vote is likely to pass , potentially raising the cost of accessing learning and student-success tools, prioritizing commercial and entertainment traffic over education and research, and slowing the pace of research and innovation. She believes there’s a lot at stake for higher education if net neutrality is reversed, especially when it comes to distance learning and hybrid education.

edX Staked Its Reputation on Its Nonprofit Status. What Will It Mean To Be Part of For-Profit 2U?

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A dean of digital learning at MIT, Krishna Rajagopal, resigned in protest , telling colleagues in an email that he had “serious continuing reservations” about the proposed direction. Universities that paid into Coursera were paying fees to a vendor.

The Second Year of The MOOC: 2020 Saw a Rush to Large-Scale Online Courses

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This was the year that more people learned what a MOOC is. In April 2020, MOOC providers Coursera, edX and FutureLearn attracted as many new users in a single month as they did in the entirety of 2019.

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It’s Time to Reboot Our Thinking About Adult Learners in a Digitally Transformed World

Edsurge

Twenty-five years after the Internet became commercially available, post-high school learning—which for adults is now truly often a life-long endeavor—is now a diverse ecosystem of options. Beginning in 2020, the digital transformation of the economy and labor market took a giant leap forward.

Instructure Is Back on the Stock Market, But Not Much Change Expected For Canvas Users

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Officials from the company, which makes the Canvas learning-management system used at many colleges and schools, rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange today, marking its IPO. Coursera, which sells online courses by top colleges, went public earlier this year.

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. As a senior product manager, Sanchez looks for innovative opportunities to maximize learning experiences across devices and technologies.

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

Edsurge

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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What are the Most Popular Classroom Technologies in 2020?

EdNews Daily

The way of teaching and learning is changing every day. Digital learning tools are the pen and paper of our time. Digital technology is the lens through which we are experiencing the world now. By Monica Gill.

Will COVID-19 Lead to Another MOOC Moment?

Edsurge

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

Edsurge

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. The digitization of healthcare with more data and machine learning has created a skill set that many people didn’t study in school.”

Much Ado About MOOCs: Where Are We in the Evolution of Online Courses?

Edsurge

And popular providers like Coursera and edX are increasingly partnering with colleges and universities to offer MOOC-based degrees online. The speakers included Dhawal Shah, founder of Class Central, Amy Ahearn, associate director at Acumen+, Kapeesh Saraf, head of growth and consumer products at Coursera, and Kristin Palmer, director of online learning at University of Virginia. The first one is the advent of AI and digital transformation.

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Is the Solution to College Zoom Fatigue … a Different Video Platform?

Edsurge

EdSurge put that question to Engageli’s co-founder, Dan Avida, a venture capitalist who was an early board member of Coursera—the online course giant that his wife, Daphne Koller, co-founded. Haven’t schools and colleges already bought what they need by now for remote learning?

Today’s Awkward Zoom Classes Could Bring a New Era of Higher Education

Edsurge

In fact, if we pull back from the immediate horrors of this moment, the move to online learning has actually been underway since around 2010, when universities and private entrepreneurs first began to experiment with Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs. So what have we learned so far?

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How Voice-Enabled Technology is Changing the Contours of Higher Education

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Marissa's passion for education came early in her career when she was producing "edutainment" CD-ROM products for The Learning Company. Higher education institutions, edtechs and learning companies are using Alexa to enhance experiences for students.

More MOOC Madness? UK’s FutureLearn Raises $65M to Expand Global Footprint

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Less than a week after its announced lead in Coursera’s $103 million Series E round , SEEK is at it again with £50 million (about $65 million) in London-based MOOC platform FutureLearn. FutureLearn launched with a dozen university partners in 2012, the same year that other MOOC platform providers—namely Coursera, edX and Udacity—also launched and whose growth have somewhat overshadowed FutureLearn’s (at least here among U.S.

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Course Hero Adds $70 Million to Series B Fundraise

Edsurge

And as college campuses closed and instructors scrambled to facilitate online instruction, digital education providers like Course Hero saw a surge in usage of its services. Education Technology Textbooks and Course Materials Tutoring Financing Digital Learning in Higher Ed

Riipen Raises $3.75 Million to Unite College Students and Employers Via Course Projects

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Capella students are in an online environment, where sometimes it’s a challenge to find that experiential learning.” Coursera raised $103 million this year and became a unicorn, and Lambda School raised $30 million.

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What If No One Seeks Credit for a Credit-Eligible MOOC?

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The lackluster credit procurement rate may be due to the fact that online courses are “not a good way to hook in” freshmen, says Marie Cini, president of the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning. They’re promising, but we’re still learning,” says Louis Soares, chief learning and innovation officer of the American Council on Education. “If Leah Belsky, senior vice president for enterprise at Coursera, also believes credit-eligible MOOCs have promise.

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U. of Michigan Hints at Growth Plans for Office of Academic Innovation

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We’ve had a lot of success in the open-learning space, driving a fair amount of this growth,” he says. “We’ve We’ve developed this set of teams that creates exemplary online-learning environments and experiences. In parallel, we’ve developed a team that builds tools that enhance the residential learning environment. In the next stage of growth, we’re looking to challenge any misconceptions of the use of personalized learning at that scale.”

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. The traditional monopoly that universities once held on delivering learning is coming apart.

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Report that says online learning growth is slowing misses big picture

The Christensen Institute

For 12 years, the Babson Survey Group in partnership with other organizations, including the Online Learning Consortium (formerly the Sloan Consortium), has done critical research into the growth of online learning in American higher education that it publishes in the report Grade Level: Tracking Online Education in the United States. But as of late, the research has suggested that the growth of online learning is flattening.

Moving From 5% to 85% Completion Rates for Online Courses

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However, since 2012—when MOOCs gained widespread recognition —instructional designers have made significant strides in designing scalable learning experiences that people successfully finish. If your goal is having more students finish a learning experience, require students to demonstrate upfront commitment. Avoid on-demand learning and instead impose deadlines. Combine synchronous and asynchronous learning. Education Technology MOOCs Digital Learning in Higher Ed

Higher Ed Has Now Split Into Dual Economies: Online and Traditional

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Digital students study at home or while commuting to and from work, often late at night after the kids are asleep. When I first entered the virtual university a couple of decades ago as dean of online learning at Stevens Institute of Technology, I imagined, apart from instruction, that online and on campus in most respects would be pretty much the same. Different Students and Faculty Work represents the principal difference that separates digital from face-to-face students.

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Edtech startup Shikho raises $1.3m to expand Bangladesh operations

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The funding round was co-led by LearnStart, the seed fund of Learn Capital, and early-stage venture capital investor Anchorless Bangladesh. Learn Capital is a venture capital firm focused on breakthroughs in education technology. Bookmark( 0 ) Please login to bookmark.

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Wow Them with the Solar Eclipse on Aug. 21st!

Teacher Reboot Camp

In my newest book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions in Your Classroom (out soon), I’ve dedicated one of the missions to citizen science projects. Below, find citizen science projects, lesson plans and activities to prepare you for this momentous learning opportunity! Through citizen science your students’ learning makes a real impact on the world. Get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers or Learning to Go.

Pros and Cons of Using eLearning Software in Your Classroom

Educational Technology Guy

Technology allows you to teach and learn from any part of the world with Internet access and electricity. Sure, having specialized software for learning is great, but these will at least start you off on the right foot.

Public Edtech Companies Have Been Rare. These SPACs Will Change That.

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He’s also backed Coursera and Course Hero, two privately held edtech companies that are each valued at more than $1 billion. And even though there are unicorns—Coursera, Course Hero, Duolingo and Udemy among them—they may not command those levels of dollars from public-market investors.

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How Blockbuster MOOCs Could Shape the Future of Teaching

Edsurge

After all, so-called MOOCs, or massive open online courses, were meant to open education to as many learners as possible, and in many ways they are more like books (digital ones, packed with videos and interactive quizzes) than courses. But both Coursera and EdX, two of the largest providers, do release lists of their most popular courses. One MOOC in Coursera’s top 10 list has had nearly 500,000 active learners and 46,000 payments, according to a document obtained by EdSurge.

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A Shakeout Coming for Online Program Management Companies

Wisewire

“I think there is a roll-up coming in the OPM industry,” said Joshua Kim, director of digital learning initiatives at the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (and an Inside Higher Ed blogger). But as online learning has become mainstream, more institutions have built in-house capacity, and are turning to “fee for service” options for help in specific areas such as online marketing, enrollment or instructional design.