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. Education Technology MOOCs Postsecondary Learning

What Technology Does What: An #edtech Chart For Teachers

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What Technology Does What: The Ultimate #edtech Chart For Teachers. This is what we hope will be an ongoing collection of the most effective ways to use technology in the classroom. …Perform basic technology functions (e.g. Learning Technology #edtech technology

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

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education technology industry appears on track to surpass the amount of investor funding tallied in recent years. educational technology companies whose primary purpose is to support educators and learners across preK-12 and postsecondary education. Coursera, the Mountain View, Calif.-based

Edtech Industry Magnate Michael Moe Makes a Pivot

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Over the past decade, Michael Moe and his business partner, Deborah Quazzo, have been central players in building the education technology economy. Together they have run the ASU GSV Summit , the annual must-go-to event for business leaders and investors in edtech.

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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EverFi is a rare breed of education technology company that can boast a wide reach. based education technology company, second only to Bertelsmann’s $230 million investment in HotChalk in 2015. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, and Coursera CEO Rick Levin. I think this is a win for the entire education technology community, a testament that there are successful growth companies in this sector.”. Education Technology Financing Edtech Business

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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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.

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

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Filter bubbles are bad, including in educational technology. Here’s what caught my eye the week of March 6, 2017 – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 10 Edition). fund to boost technology for kids | Belgrade News → The idea behind the initiative is to set up every student in the district with their own computing device.

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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! Information technology has already changed the way education is provided and it continues to make even more impact with new apps that are designed every week. Coursera.

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

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Is education technology investing back on track? based edtech startups in 2017 saw a resurgence of investment capital. edtech investments in 2011. educational technology companies whose primary purpose is to improve outcomes for teachers and learners across K-12 and higher education. edtech companies. Education technology investments appear to be on a similar trajectory. edtech startups hit almost $1.7

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. edtech startups have increased every consecutive year. health , real estate , construction and financial technology sectors.

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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.

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Building Effective Edtech Business Models to Reach the Global Poor

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For one thing, he offered an ideal parable for technology’s ability to surface human potential and connect people to real opportunities. 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. The question is: are there viable edtech opportunities in so-called bottom-of-the-pyramid markets?

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

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Over the past 25 years, multiple waves of education technology and innovation have slowly washed into America’s schools and colleges. Along the way, innovators have often over-promised and under-delivered, causing many smart people to wonder if we’re now in a frothy bubble of irrational exuberance, most eloquently summarized by Audrey Watters in Hack Education, who worries that “education technology [merely] serves as a ’Trojan Horse’ of sorts, carrying.

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24 Pickup Lines for Every Stage of Your Relationship With Edtech

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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. Wanna come over tonight to Coursera and chill ? Education Technology Fun Stuff CommunityHackathons. Platforms. EdCamps. Startups. Bootcamps. Pitchfests.

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.

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

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There’s no question about it: technology dominates our lives. The way technology affects learning processes has an impressive effect on the overall educational system. There are tons of free courses on sites like Coursera and edX , which bring knowledge closer to a wider audience.

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

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Even though technologies like the VR, AR, and AI hasn’t quite penetrated into the classrooms yet, at the current rate, it will probably happen within the next decade or so. So as a teacher, you at least need to have a working knowledge about technology, internet, social networking etc.

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

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10 years ago, Kadenze probably couldn’t exist without the technology. 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. 10 years ago, [Kadenze] probably couldn’t exist without the technology,” Kapur says. Education Technology Startups Edtech Business

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.

How colleges are adapting to the future of education

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We can only expect whatever technology we have to advance rapidly and everything changes with it. We are not sure what skills or knowledge might prove relevant and what jobs, opportunities, and system will be outdated as AI, VR, and many other technologies becomes mainstream.

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.

The Rise of Early-Career Enhancers in Education

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General Assembly, a bootcamp , will help you master new skills in design, marketing, technology and data—and offer to help you get a job. Whether you agree with this characterization, companies like Coursera and Udacity have always seemed meaningfully different from Galvanize and General Assembly. But for someone who is already established in one, they can be critical in helping that person upskill and stay current given the changing nature of technology.

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.

Online Learning Platform, NovoEd Acquired by Boston Private Equity Firm

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In those days the platform was called Venture Lab, and 78,000 students from 150 countries signed up for its first course, which was on technology entrepreneurship. 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. Conversations with Devonshire Investors started at the ASU+GSV Summit, an education technology conference, this past April.

Online Learning's 'Greatest Hits'

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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. Online learning is not just another edtech product, but an innovative teaching practice." Coursera is reportedly nearing a valuation of $1 billion , which would make it a “unicorn” in Silicon Valley parlance.

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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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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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. Knee is a professor of professional practice and codirector of the media and technology program at Columbia Business School. Education Technology Entrepreneurship Edtech BusinessThe following is excerpted from Jonathan A.

As Grad Degrees And Credentials Boom, Prestigious Schools Are Winning

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According to data from Burning Glass Technologies, 19 percent of U.S. And, growing demand for graduate degrees has been central to the online program management, or OPM, market—one of the hottest areas of edtech deal-making and investment. Education Technology MOOCs Higher Education

?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. Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary Learning

Designing Organizations to Support Tech on Campus #SXSWedu

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Kim: Transform teaching & learning at MIT around the globe through the use of digital technology. MOOCs, technology infusion projects, online masters or pathways to credit, research. Must focus on evidence based practices as we incorporate technology.

Teacher Creativity Skill: Meet a Challenge

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In that post I share the many ways that we can use technology to enhance our ability to solve a problem at hand. And, thanks to resources like iTunes University , TED Talks , Coursera , Udemy , and MIT Open Courseware , we can all be learning from experts in a given field.

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. Pluralsight—an online IT training provider—has scaled to become an edtech “unicorn,” with a valuation over $1 billion. Education Technology Workforce Training Postsecondary Learning

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.

Saddle Up for Silicon Slopes! Our Guide to the 2017 ASU+GSV Summit

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Luminaries in the edtech industry, including Richard Culatta (ISTE CEO and former director of the Office of Educational Technology at the U.S. What is it about the Utah that makes it a hotbed of education and technology talent? (Is edtech deals. We’ve really broadened the focus beyond edtech and into enterprise training and talent,” says the co-founder and managing partner at GSV Acceleration. 2:00PM: Mapping EdTech Globally by Navitas Ventures.

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Yes There’s ‘Disruption’ in College Market, But the Bigger Trend Is Growth of ‘Enabler’ Companies

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Some of the education sector’s most celebrated and best-funded startups—including Coursera, Minerva, and General Assembly—focus on providing alternatives to traditional postsecondary education, or challenging traditional approaches to higher education. Yet, for a number of years, the momentum in the high-growth online education market has been shifting to non-profit institutions , notably often powered by the technology and services of corporate partners.

?A Starter Kit for Instructional Designers

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My classmates from Stanford’s Learning Design and Technology master’s program have gone on to design for big brands like Airbnb and Google as well as edtech upstarts including the African Leadership University, General Assembly, Osmo and Udacity. To get serious about education technology, you have to read Seymour Papert. Get a lay of the technological landscape, but don’t let your LMS hold you hostage. Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary Learning

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‘Talent’ Has Become the New Theme Uniting Education and Employment

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Talent as the organizing principle for activity in the higher education and employment sectors is driven by the convergence of skills demands in the economy; evolutions in public policy; trends in venture and philanthropic investment; and new technology developments. According to the 2017 PWC Global CEO survey , human capital was among CEO’s top-three business priorities—alongside developing digital and technology capabilities.