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.

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. It’s an argument he’s been making on the lecture circuit lately, including at a keynote he gave in May at the ASU+GSV Summit on edtech innovation. Andrew Ng taught one of the most-viewed online courses of all time—more than 1.5

Edtech Industry Magnate Michael Moe Makes a Pivot

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Together they have run the ASU GSV Summit , the annual must-go-to event for business leaders and investors in edtech. Coursera’s six years old and has 40 million students on its platform. Education Technology Edtech Business Investors Movers and Shakers

US Edtech Funding Already Nears $1 Billion in First Half of 2019

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Coursera, the Mountain View, Calif.-based edtech companies in the first half of 2019. The high tally for venture funding this year is not unique to the edtech industry. edtech companies, but their counterparts overseas have also attracted plenty of venture capital.

Year in Review: Our Top Edtech Business Stories of 2018

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And we’re filing stories that capture the essence of the edtech industry in 2018. But the edtech industry has hit some bumps along the way, wrestling with collateral concerns from the public spotlight over data privacy and security. A Clever Way to Measure How Students Actually Use Edtech (and Whether It Works). Some of Coursera’s most popular courses aren’t taught by universities at all, but rather by its co-founder Andrew Ng, through his spin-off company, Deeplearning.ai.

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EverFi Rocks the Edtech Industry With $190 Million Fundraise

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Education Secretary Arne Duncan, and Coursera CEO Rick Levin. Education Technology Financing Edtech BusinessEverFi is a rare breed of education technology company that can boast a wide reach. It not only covers the K-12, higher education and corporate training markets, but its staff also work in some of the most remote corners of the country.

Looking to Grow in China? 3 Lessons for U.S. Edtech Companies

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tech firms, including edtech players. China-based edtech companies raked in more than $1 billion in investment in 2015, or 37 percent of global funding for the year. 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. edtech companies can expect to confront special regulatory and infrastructure challenges in China, in addition to having to adapt content and design.

What Technology Does What: An #edtech Chart For Teachers

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What Technology Does What: The Ultimate #edtech Chart For Teachers. Udacity, Coursera, Udemy , MIT OCW ; ( see more here ). The post What Technology Does What: An #edtech Chart For Teachers appeared first on TeachThought. Learning Technology #edtech technology

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From Mexico to China: Why the World is Interested in the United States Edtech Market

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In the past, experts have made big projections for the global edtech market, with some groups estimating as much as $252 billion pouring into the market by 2020. The United States is expected to lead the charge, followed by countries in Asia and Europe, so it may come as no surprise that people interested in edtech are traveling from all over the world to learn from, sell to and acquire U.S. Education Technology Market Trends Edtech Business

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 10 Edition)

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 10 Edition). Tagged on: March 6, 2017 Coursera chief on the future of online learning and the Trump era | Financial Times → More than 30 per cent of all content on Coursera is now related to business and big-name business schools, which were initially reluctant and feared cannibalisation of their courses. Blog EdTech News News news

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Ka’Ching! 2016 US Edtech Funding Totals $1 Billion

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edtech companies, which altogether raised an estimated $1.03 edtech companies raised roughly 57 percent of what Snapchat did in its $1.8 edtech startups have increased every consecutive year. This year saw no mega-rounds for startups in the postsecondary sector—unlike 2015, which saw HotChalk, Udacity, Udemy, Coursera and Civitas Learning account for more than $520 million of funding. Education Technology Investors Edtech Business

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Fewer Deals, More Money: U.S. Edtech Funding Rebounds With $1.2 Billion in 2017

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based edtech startups in 2017 saw a resurgence of investment capital. edtech investments in 2011. edtech companies. MOOC companies typically account for the bump in the “Post-Secondary” category, but aside from Coursera’s $64 million Series D round, few other companies focused in higher education scored a large deal. edtech startups hit almost $1.7 For edtech startups, seed money hasn’t disappeared; it’s just harder to get.

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Fueled by Big Rounds, Edtech Funding Surges to $887M in First Half of 2017

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edtech companies last year, the dollars returned with a fury during the first six months of 2017. edtech startups is already at 88 percent of the total in 2016 ( which was $1 billion ). EverFi $190 million $251 million Hero K12 $150 million $150 million Grammarly $110 million $110 million Coursera $64 million $210 million AltSchool $40 million $173 million MasterClass $35 million $56.4 Home-run bets and financial windfalls are rare in the edtech industry.

8 teacher-loved edtech tools to try in 2017

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There are literally hundreds, if not thousands of apps and online edtech tools for that! To help you get a little bit more innovative in the coming academic year, here is a list of proven-effective edtech tools that may be highly useful in the classroom. Coursera.

Building Effective Edtech Business Models to Reach the Global Poor

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Students like Battushig who used free online courses to achieve world-class education motivated players like Coursera and the State Department to launch initiatives like Learning Hubs and MOOC camps from Vietnam to Bolivia. Yet, as edtech companies became laser-focused on figuring out their business models, the emphasis on serving the poorest students in the poorest countries dwindled. Are there viable edtech opportunities in so-called bottom-of-the-pyramid markets? .

3 ways crowdfunding is reshaping the US edtech landscape

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Educational platforms, in particular edtech, are seeing ideas come to life as a result of crowdfunding. The success of projects on these platforms is testament to not only the capabilities of crowdfunding, but also how it will continue to reshape the US edtech landscape.

24 Pickup Lines for Every Stage of Your Relationship With Edtech

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Wanna come over tonight to Coursera and chill ? Hackathons. Platforms. EdCamps. Startups. Bootcamps. Pitchfests. What binds these and countless other education ideas, events, words and buzzwords together? Why, love, of course. A love for learning, teaching, education, a better tomorrow—and the role that technology could play. To celebrate this most hallowed of Hallmark holidays , we offer this handy list to help you profess and pursue your love for education technology.

Guest Blog Post: Online Learning – a Perfect Confluence or a Bad Influence?

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There are tons of free courses on sites like Coursera and edX , which bring knowledge closer to a wider audience. Tagged: discussion , e-learning , ed , edtech , edu , education , learning , online course , online learning , teaching , technology.

‘Academic Capitalism’ Is Reshaping Faculty Life. What Does That Mean?

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Certificate programs, online programs or online courses like Coursera—those types of things are possible by virtue of information technology that create new market opportunities for colleges and universities that did not previously exist. Education Technology Edtech Business Higher Education

Kadenze’s March Toward Online Art Education, 1 Year Later

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Online classes tend to cater to big name schools, with many Ivy Leagues were already working with providers like Coursera, but it seemed like boutique art and music schools “were not invited to the party” to create online classes, says Kadenze Founder and CEO Ajay Kapur. Competing startups like Coursera and edX also offer free and paid online courses and certifications to the masses via partnerships to produce content for online classes.

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

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The biggest challenge a lot [of entities] are facing is that they’re trying to implement for a law that isn't yet in effect, and is broadly written,” says Matthew Johnson, a lawyer with Cooley who focuses on higher education institutions and edtech companies. MOOC-provider Coursera, for example, claims to have 6.5 Coursera has already released updates to its terms of service addressing GDPR requirements. At Coursera, it depends on the contract with the school.

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The Rise of Early-Career Enhancers in Education

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Whether you agree with this characterization, companies like Coursera and Udacity have always seemed meaningfully different from Galvanize and General Assembly. Education Technology Market Trends Edtech BusinessGeneral Assembly, a bootcamp , will help you master new skills in design, marketing, technology and data—and offer to help you get a job.

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

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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. Take the free Coursera online course about the 2017 Solar Eclipse.

Online Learning Platform, NovoEd Acquired by Boston Private Equity Firm

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At the time they were not alone in their efforts; Coursera, Udacity (both of which were also co-founded by Stanford professors) and edX had launched MOOC platforms a year earlier. Education Technology Mergers and Acquisitions Edtech BusinessBoston-based private equity firm Devonshire Investors has acquired NovoEd , a San Francisco-based provider of an online learning platform. Terms of the acquisition deal were not disclosed.

How colleges are adapting to the future of education

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Currently, many firms offer in-house training and people rely on private online providers like coursera and EdX to participate in certified courses that might help them. Most of the jobs that today’s students will do in the future does not even exist yet.

Can Fluent City, Backed By $2.5M in Funding, Build a Modern Culture School?

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I kind of see [us] as the anti-Coursera,” he says. Education Technology Startups Edtech BusinessLast week, education startup Fluent City raised $2.5 million to relaunch and grow its class offerings. Lerner Investments led the round, joined by Learn Capital, New Ground Ventures and 1776. The New York City-based language company, founded in 2011, offers 10 language classes along with courses in interior design, mixing cocktails and French culture.

What does it mean to be a teacher in higher education for the next decade

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Edtech Tools and platforms are getting better in managing and simplifying education as we speak, and it’s only a matter of time before they become mainstream. There is a wide selection of edtech tools to choose from in the market.

Why I’m Optimistic About the Next Wave of Education Technology

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Although the pessimists correctly observe that many questionable edtech startups have been over-funded and over-hyped these past few years (and some of the biggest are likely to crash to Earth in the near future), it’s simultaneously true that the next decade is likely to see the birth and growth of some of the most transformative education companies of this century. More than 80 percent of the edtech startups created in the past five years will not survive through 2020.

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The Road to Disastrous Educational Businesses Is Paved With Good Intentions

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To their credit, both of the leading commercial MOOCs—Udacity and Coursera—have undertaken significant pivots to their initially flawed business models. Education Technology Entrepreneurship Edtech BusinessThe following is excerpted from Jonathan A. Knee’s “ Class Clowns: How the Smartest Investors Lost Billions in Education ,” reprinted with permission. Everyone comes to the subject of education with deep preconceptions from their own formative life experiences.

Designing Organizations to Support Tech on Campus #SXSWedu

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Interesting (to me, Sandy) that some digital learning groups/departments were created in the wake of Coursera. edtech higher education sxswedu SXSWedu17 SXSWedu2017

EdSurge HigherEd Year in Review: Our Top Higher Education Stories of 2018

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That’s why we’ve also highlighted a few here that we don’t want you to miss, from complicated community college turnarounds to where IKEA and edtech overlap. Now, MOOC providers like edX and Coursera are looking towards new (and sometimes paid) offerings, as well as so-called “MicroBachelors” degrees designed to break up undergraduate credential into discrete components. So what do the top courses on MOOC platforms like edX and Coursera tell us about where teaching is heading?

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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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Online Learning's 'Greatest Hits'

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In a telephone interview, Phil Hill, edtech guru and co-publisher of the widely followed e-Literate blog , acknowledged that “the LMS is not only part of the university’s core infrastructure, but it also allows faculty and students to use technology creatively in the classroom.” Online learning is not just another edtech product, but an innovative teaching practice." Online learning is not just another edtech product, but an innovative teaching practice.

?Readers’ Roundup: EdSurge HigherEd’s Top 10 Articles of 2017

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Microcredentials, and controversial moves and pivots by edtech companies hoping to disrupt the higher education landscape. Coursera to Charge Fees for Previously Free Courses Once hailed as a portal for free learning materials, accessible to anyone with an internet connection, Coursera announced this year plans to charge if learners want to submit assignments to be graded for certain courses.

Microcredentials and Macro-dollars: How an Online Ad Led 2U's Chip Paucek to Make a $120M Bet

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That’s what the former MOOCs [such as Coursera and Udacity] have driven toward for a business model and they’re getting some revenue and scale out of it. Education Technology Enterprises Edtech BusinessChip Paucek is an entrepreneur’s entrepreneur. After two other startups sputtered, Paucek cofounded and runs 2U, which made its debut on the public market in March 2014. It closed that first day at $13.90 and has since grown to more than $50 a share.

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