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. Courses at Stanford and at MIT were opened for free online to the masses, and the masses signed up—with some courses attracting more than 160,000 each. They have a different set of stakeholders that Coursera doesn’t have.”

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

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Coursera’s founders and CEO rang the opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange today, as the online-learning company became a rare edtech enterprise to go public. Here are the takeaways: Coursera Already Had Cash, But Now It Can Add … More AI?

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Online Learning's 'Greatest Hits'

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From the very start of digital education, the big question has always been: ”How can students learn effectively, if they’re not face-to-face with their instructors?” More than two decades ago, when I was hired at Stevens Institute of Technology, as dean of web-based distance learning—a quaint title for what is now known as online learning—few tools were available to help faculty migrate their on-campus courses online.

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

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It changed the way we shop, work out, eat, learn… it changed the way we live. The way technology affects learning processes has an impressive effect on the overall educational system. increase in student enrolment in online courses from fall 2013 to fall 2014. The benefits of online learning are immense, but there are great advantages that cause students to drop out. The Advantages of Online Learning: The Perfect Confluence.

Online Learning Platform, NovoEd Acquired by Boston Private Equity Firm

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Boston-based private equity firm Devonshire Investors has acquired NovoEd , a San Francisco-based provider of an online learning platform. NovoEd traces its roots to Stanford University, where engineering professor Amin Saberi and Farnaz Ronaghi, then a PhD student, launched their first online course in 2012. These online courses are easy to sign up for, yet few students actually stick through and finish them.

?The Future of Online Learning Is Offline: What Strava Can Teach Digital Course Designers

Edsurge

I became a Strava user in 2013, around the same time I became an online course designer. Quickly I found that even as I logged runs on Strava daily, I struggled to find the time to log into platforms like Coursera, Udemy or Udacity to finish courses produced by my fellow instructional designers. Why was the fitness app so “sticky” as opposed to the online learning platforms? How could we apply the same practices to learning?

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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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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 In this annual analysis, EdSurge counts all investments in technology companies whose primary purpose is to improve learning outcomes for all learners, regardless of age. This year startups that serve primarily the K-12 market raised $434 million; those targeting the postsecondary and corporate learning sector raised $593 million.

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3 ways crowdfunding is reshaping the US edtech landscape

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Click here to learn more! 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. The benefits associated with crowdfunding in edtech include the following: 1. New Learning Methods. Crowdfunding is providing opportunities for new learning methods.

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.

Pros and Cons of Using eLearning Software in Your Classroom

Educational Technology Guy

And the Covid-19 pandemic has proved that EdTech and eLearning are integral parts of modern academic reality. Lockdown aside, why are more teachers turning to online educational software? Here is an excellent example of an EdTech company that produces valuable content for educators.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 9 Edition)

Doug Levin

Ever wonder how stories covered by popular edtech outlets – such as edSurge, eSchoolNews, Tech & Learning, and THE Journal – get selected? A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 9 Edition). Tagged on: March 5, 2017 Global Evolution of EdTech | Navitas Ventures → A look at over 20 years of edtech company evolution through $16b of investment around the world. Blog EdTech News News news

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The Rise of Early-Career Enhancers in Education

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Udacity, an online-learning platform , helps you learn the latest in deep learning, machine learning, and web development—and promises it will help you qualify for your dream career. At the end of a student’s journey, are bootcamps and online-learning platforms—just two examples of the recent explosion in new education providers that equip students with professional skills to be successful in jobs—that different from one another?

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

Edsurge

While online education companies offer engineering, programming and business skills, one company wants to make sure that the fine arts isn’t being left behind. Some 100,000 students currently take to Kadenze , an online arts education platform, every month for classes ranging from machine learning for musicians and artists to audio programming. Learning from the makers of these technologies and getting certified by them appeals to people, Kapur says.

It’s Time to Digitally Transform Community College

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With an uncertain fall and a deep economic downturn, many believe two-year colleges may be the best answer to meeting the higher education needs of both traditional and non-traditional students and workers looking to learn new skills. graduate degree enrollment that is fully online.

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

Edsurge

While not quite the “Year of the MOOC,” 2018 saw a resurgence in interest around the ways these massive open online courses are delivering free (and more often these days, not free) online education around the world, and how these providers are increasingly turning to traditional institutions of learning. 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.

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?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. Ahearn, an online learning manager for +Acumen, shares eight lessons learned about the field with a starter kit of what every hopeful instructional designer should know. You have to use video,” says Virginia Tech’s John Boyer, who posts his geography lectures on YouTube and holds live online office hours.

What Workforce Education Is Learning From the Pandemic

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Online learning—often touted as an up-and-coming way of delivering education—took its place on the world stage as the de facto model, regardless of how prepared students, employees and educators were for the experience.

Designing Organizations to Support Tech on Campus #SXSWedu

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Designing Organizations to Support Tech on Campus SXSWedu 2017 Panel Kimberley Barker, Librarian for Digital Life, University of Virgina Ben Bederson, Assoc Provost of Learning Initiatives, University of Maryland Lauren Owens, Associate Director, Online Learning Initiative, University of Pennsylvania Kristin Palmer, Director for Online Learning, University of Virginia Y. Kim, Researcch Scientist in the Learning Systems Lab, MIT What is your mission?

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

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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. Priorities and jobs are changing more quickly, so we need an agile learning environment that anticipates what learning needs will be, and where we can quickly access them.”

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

Doug Levin

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 10 Edition). " Hopefully, not shades of future conversations about learning analytics. Tagged on: March 7, 2017 Facebook program at school causes controversy | Cincinnati.com → The dispute centers around the new Summit Learning Platform, an online program developed by Facebook and a group of California-based charter schools. Blog EdTech News News news

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?A Starter Kit for Instructional Designers

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As online course platforms proliferate, institutions of all shapes and sizes realize that they’ll need to translate content into digital forms. Designing online learning experiences is essential to training employees, mobilizing customers, serving students, building marketing channels, and sustaining business models. But they can also be creating learning apps, museum exhibits, or the latest educational toy. Share what you learned.

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

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Hovering over this idyllic image is the online campus, where students rarely, if ever, set foot on manicured lawns. Before the invasion of the internet, the university comprised a secure, single identity; now—with about a third of college students online —the American college is bifurcated. Like fraternal twins, online and in-person campuses are the same, but different. Online, about 80 percent work full or part time.

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Day 3 Of COMEUP 2020 Ends With An Assurance For A Better Future!

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The festival connected schools and teenagers from across the globe via online channels under the name ‘Up with Online.’. While the schools and colleges are closed, the avenue for online-learning and homeschooling has opened up. Bookmark( 0 ) Please login to bookmark.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” Via Edsurge : “The Makings (and Misgivings) of a Statewide Effort to Personalize Learning in Massachusetts.” Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Launches Online School to Teach Software Development.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via The GW Hatchet : “Oversight of online learning programs lacking in some schools, report finds.” Once upon a time, Coursera updates went in the MOOC section.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Headline changed from “ Coursera ’s Update Will Eliminate Hundreds of Courses” to “Coursera’s Update Will Migrate Hundreds of Courses to a New Platform.” ” Coursera, initially only emailing former students about their old course work, decided finally to blog about its platform change. ” “We Shut Down Our Edtech Startup. Education Politics.

STEMxCon - Today Is the Final Deadline for Proposals; Great Keynotes + Sessions; Need Volunteers!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The end of the day today is the final deadline to get in a proposal to speak at next week''s free and online 2013 Global STEMx Education Conference (STEMxCon.com) , September 19 - 21. See you online! Lori Trent, STEM Coordinator - Innovator of Inspiration and Magic RADIO SOLIDARIA AMIGA, ONLINE, UNA HERRAMIENTA INNOVADORA - Mª Magdalena Galiana Lloret. Sueann Galt, STEM Coordinator Does the use of ‘Learning Menus’ increase students’ intrinsic motivation?

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From EDUPUNK to ds106. 10Q: Jim Groom

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It''s a mishmash of edtech, 80s pop culture, animated GIFs, retro toys, ds106 art, and all things cinema. I think because I started to sound a bit like a fervent preacher when I started talking about teaching, learning and technology. I''ve played the role of evangelist at UMW for almost a decade, and I always hated the term evangelist when used outside of its religious context, so I made a point of reframing edtech as a faith system akin to Cotton Mather''s Puritanism.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Where Is the Office of EdTech ?” ” Via the Journal Sentinel : “More than 300 Kettle Moraine parents sign petition against online learning platform.” ” That’s a school district in Wisconsin , and the learning software in question is the Summit Learning Platform , created by the Summit charter school chain and built by Facebook and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”).

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Big HR news about Coursera in the HR section below. ” But if you look closer, it’s not a MOOC; it’s just an online class at MIT. Coursera has a new CEO: Jeff Maggioncalda. As Edsurge observes , “New CEO at Coursera Comes From Financial Tech, Not Higher Ed” – he was the co-founder of Financial Engines, a retirement planning company.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Edsurge : “As In-Person Bootcamps Falter, Codecademy Introduces Paid Online Options.” ” Codecademy, Edsurge contends, is now a competitor to Coursera and Udacity. Pretty sure this is the best MOOC story of the week: “ Russian Underground Launches Online Courses in Card Fraud ,” Infosecurity Group reports. Personalized learning is anything you want it to be.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Learning theorist Roger Schank says “OECD should be ashamed; PISA scores announced; doing more damage.” ” Education professor Yong Zhao has several blog posts on the results of PISA and TIMSS and what we can (and can’t) learn from them. ” Via Edsurge : “ Online Learning Consortium Releases New Scorecards to Evaluate Digital Classes.” Presidential-Elect Donald Trump.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” The LA Times asks , “ In this digital self-help age, just how effective are MasterClass ’s A-list celebrity workshops?” Coursera has a new partner , the insurance company AXA , which will offer some 300 Coursera classes to its employees. Important thoughts here on social emotional learning and structural racism. “ Will Virtual Reality Drive Deeper Learning ?”

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via The LA Times : “Trump is ending Michelle Obama’s ‘ Let Girls Learn ’ initiative, CNN reports.” Not ed-tech per se (unless you recognize that “personalized learning” is greyballing), but according to The New York Times , “ Uber Faces Federal Inquiry Over Use of Greyball Tool to Evade Authorities.” “Is there an elegant way to administer exams in online courses ?” Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” Via eCampus News : “The 2 edtech fields with the most potential under Trump.” ” Via Education Week : “The Ohio education department could seek repayment of more than $80 million from nine full-time online schools , based on audits of software-login records that led state officials to determine the schools had overstated their student enrollment.” More on the politics of online education in the politics section above. Education Politics.