Coursera Co-Founder Andrew Ng Wants to Bring ‘AI to Everyone’ in Latest Course


The course will cost $49 per month and will be hosted on Coursera, a platform for massive open online courses, or MOOCs, that Ng co-founded in 2012. (He But the course won’t be offered through a university, like many of the other online classes on Coursera. offers through Coursera, which Ng teaches, have had wide appeal on the MOOC website. In June, EdSurge reported that three Coursera’s top 10 most popular courses were taught by him.

Learning about Coursera -- a MOOC worth exploring

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Andrew Ng, Stanford University computer science professor, is the co-founder of Coursera, a for-profit company that partners with colleges and universities to provide free MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses). Stanford Professors Launch Coursera With $16M From Kleiner Perkins and NEA.

Daphne Koller Bids Farewell to Coursera, Hello to Calico


Coursera co-founder Daphne Koller has ridden the MOOC craze as the company’s CEO and later president. Yesterday, Koller announced she’s leaving the company to join Calico , a Google-funded research and development company that focuses on slowing aging and counteracting age‑related diseases. “It 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.

Coursera’s Rick Levin On the Evolution of MOOCs and Microcredentials


Coursera sits somewhat awkwardly on the border between traditional higher education and the Silicon Valley-forces working to disrupt it. The venture-backed startup based in Mountain View (near all those online giants like Google and Facebook) has partnered with more than 150 colleges and universities around the world (including the old and famous ones like Princeton and Yale). EdSurge: I’ve heard folks at Coursera refer to your courses and microcredential programs as “products.”

Capture Student Ideas with & Google Classroom – From Avra


If you’ve used , you know that it is a powerful application that allows users to take time-stamped, synchronized notes alongside a YouTube, Vimeo, Khan Academy, edX, Udacity or Coursera video. But what if teachers are using Google Classroom ? app to their Google Drive.

Who's afraid of the big bad MOOC?

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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. Everything is on Google.


Employer Credentials and Community Colleges: A Look Behind Google’s IT Support Certificate Program


At Google, one of us works as a product lead for the IT Support Professional Certificate on Coursera—a program designed to take beginner-level learners to IT job readiness in about eight months. The program is philanthropically funded by, and does not generate any revenue to Google. As Google’s initiative demonstrates, it is a false dichotomy to pit industry-based credentials against academic learning.

Meet the New, Self-Appointed MOOC Accreditors: Google and Instagram

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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.


To Attract Talent, Corporations Turn to MOOCs


That’s what happened to Coursera, NovoEd, Udacity and several others. Coursera, a Mountain View, Calif.-based Corporate clients like Google tell her that hosting courses on Coursera has helped them build brand awareness for their tools and services.

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Andrew Ng Is Probably Teaching More Students Than Anyone Else on the Planet. (Without a University Involved.)


The assumption—especially in the marketing messages from major providers like Coursera and edX—is that the winners of traditional higher education will also end up the winners in the world of online courses. In fact, three of the 10 most popular courses on Coursera aren’t produced by a college or university at all, but by a company. In fact, Ng’s original Stanford MOOC remains the most popular course offered by Coursera.

Great Apps to Connect to Your Google Drive

Kyle Pace

Google Drive is fantastic for many reasons. The “out of the box” uses for Google Drive are what makes it great – Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, and Drawings. When you first go to their site you will click the Connect with Google Drive button on the home page.

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


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. Kristen, you work at UVa, which is one of the universities that partners with Coursera.

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


In 2013, the American Council on Education recommended colleges accept for credit 12 specific MOOCs offered by Coursera and Udacity. Leah Belsky, senior vice president for enterprise at Coursera, also believes credit-eligible MOOCs have promise.

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Effective Educational Videos in the Classroom

ViewSonic Education

Quality, inappropriate content, advertisement, and copyrights from free internet resources: Eighty-four percent of teachers reported that they use YouTube and 61% of teachers actively search Google for websites to find the videos they need.

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The Future of MOOCs Must Be Decolonized


such as Coursera, EdX, Udacity and FutureLearn. The top five unsurprisingly included Coursera, edX, Udacity and FutureLearn, with a new contender, XutangX from China. Platform Founding Partners Students* Offerings and Details Coursera (U.S.)Stanford 37 million- Paid subscription model - Offers an iMBA - Partnered with Google, World Bank, CISCO, BCG, InteledX (U.S.)Massachusetts Stanford University, Google, Facebook, AT&T?10

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How Is Cloud Computing Revolutionizing the Education Industry?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Many renowned names in the game, such as Blackboard and Google, are now offering their own cloud-based virtual classroom suites. When I started teaching, syncing work between school and home was impossible.

How Blockbuster MOOCs Could Shape the Future of Teaching


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


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. EdX and Coursera are leading the way, but traditional schools like MIT are adding their own take as well. What Happened to Google's Effort to Scan Millions of University Library Books?

The Beginning of a New Era in the Online Degree Market


Additionally, in another example of blending of online and in-person education, Coursera has begun a pilot offering its online MOOC courses to students at its campus partners. Another key MOOC-based degree is the iMBA at the University of Illinois, launched in 2016 with Coursera–a $22,000 program that now enrolls more than 1,000 students. The online degree market has been one of the fastest-growing and most resilient segments of American higher education over the last two decades.

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


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? But it turns out that three of the top 10 courses on MOOC provider Coursera aren’t from a college or university at all.

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More Colleges Are Offering Microcredentials—And Developing Them The Way Businesses Make New Products


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. After all, paying for marketing and advertising to recruit students is a fast-growing cost for colleges , and building free and low-cost courses may appeal to colleges more than buying Google ads.)

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. This tool could replace Google in K-12 classroom. Google Knowledge Graph. Want to be an innovative teacher?

Are Free Educational Videos Worth It?


The majority of teachers who responded to our survey reported they tend to search for videos online using search engines such as YouTube (83%) and Google (61%).

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


If any question emerges from the back of your mind, you know what to do: type in few keywords to Google and get the answer at that very moment. There are tons of free courses on sites like Coursera and edX , which bring knowledge closer to a wider audience.

What 2015 Holds for the Future of Education

Digital Promise

As we all take time to reflect on 2014, now is also a good time to look forward to 2015.

4 Ways AI Education and Ethics Will Disrupt Society in 2019


Federally funded initiatives, as well as corporate efforts (such as Google’s “What If” tool ) will lead to the rise of explainable AI and interpretable AI, whereby the AI actually explains the logic behind its decision making to humans. Google invested $25 million in AI for Good and Microsoft added an AI for Humanitarian Action to its prior commitment.

?Are We Recreating Segregated Education Online?


A single mom in middle America could learn to code from Google instructor. However, as more online learning companies raise their Series D funding rounds , and players from Duolingo to Coursera try to figure out sustainable business models, we’ve reached a juncture where we need to think about the issues of equity that come with chasing paying customers.

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


LaceyBathala is one of the first students to try the new Pro courses, after finding the pilot version of the paid offerings when she was Googling how to learn SQL, a language she needed for a new job. 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.

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


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. While private equity’s activities continue, “the big question looking forward,” says Palmer, “is Google, which has had tremendous success with Chromebooks and Google for Education.” Is education technology investing back on track?

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Year in Review: Our Top Edtech Business Stories of 2018


Apple and Google continue to up the ante in their quest to win adoption in classrooms. Former Google Design Ethicist: Relying on Big Tech in Schools Is a ‘Race to the Bottom’. When teachers rely on tools from Google and Facebook just to keep up with students, it’s a “ race to the bottom ,” says Tristan Harris, who heads the Center for Humane Technology. Google’s 12 Education Updates Include Classwork and a (Slight) Classroom Makeover.

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What Technology Does What: An #edtech Chart For Teachers

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Google Chromebook, Toshiba Satellite laptops. Google Drive (simple, but crude); Microsoft Word (probably a better choice, but it depends on what “ecology” students are plugged into); Zoho Docs. Google, Google Scholar , Questia.

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Millennials: The Straw That Will Stir Higher Education’s Next Disruption

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Another is the rise of the MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) or online instructional platforms like edX, Coursera, or Udacity. Article Written By: Hossein Rahnama. The conversation regarding higher education has never been more heated.

Report that says online learning growth is slowing misses big picture

The Christensen Institute

Udacity’s Open Education Alliance with AT&T, Google, and others as well as Coursera’s Course Specializations in partnership with companies are just two examples of this.

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

Linways Technologies

But with Google and wiki at their side, your students are better equipped with instant information at their fingertips. Education is changing and we have to address these changes in order to adapt and choose the right path.

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


10:00AM: Tech Titans Battle for Market Share: How Google, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft are Reshaping the K-12 Landscape with Kevin Bushweller (Education Week), Chris Curran (Tyton Partners), Holly Yettick (Education Week Research Center), Keith Bockwoldt (Township High School District 214) and Tom Ryan (Sante Fe Public Schools & CoSN). Polish the dress shoes. Stiffen those shirt collars.

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