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.

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. EdSurge talked with Coursera’s CEO, Jeff Maggioncalda, today to ask him what this unicorn company, valued at more than $3.6

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Are SPOCs a better option for online education than MOOCs?

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MOOCs: high aspirations and higher disappointments. The above idea is a noble one and massive open online courses, better known as MOOCs , are thought to be the solution to worldwide access to higher education. MOOCs promise each and every student in this world a front seat in any prestigious university course they have any interest to attend, for free. The online connectivity may not be a really important problem, but MOOCs faced a wall of other, more important issues.

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PLEs, MOOCs and connectivism

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''Students should be at the centre of learning'', declared Stephen Downes , ''because there is no other place they could possibly be.'' Downes was speaking at the ELI 4th International Conference on e-Learning and Distance Education held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. This was one of several sound bites that exemplified the theme of his speech, Design Elements in a Personal Learning Environment. And this was exactly the guiding principle of the earliest MOOCs.

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George Siemens and David Wiley Join Forces for a MOOC About Open Education

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Since the New York Times named 2012 the year of massive open online courses (MOOCs), millions have flocked to platforms offering them such as edX and Coursera. The six-week long MOOC will touch on topics including open educational resources (OER), open pedagogy and practice, open knowledge and open research. I spoke with Siemens and Wiley about their upcoming course to get a few answers before the MOOC launches. Ekowo: Why this MOOC? It’s because they’re MOOCs.

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The Flip Side of Abysmal MOOC Completion Rates? Discovering the Most Tenacious Learners

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Usman Khaliq was an engineering student in northeastern Pakistan when he took his first MOOC. verified certificates from Coursera and completed 11 social entrepreneurship courses from +Acumen. complete multiple MOOCs. Usman accepted and has been living in west Africa for the last year working as the Program Lead for Code for Sierra Leone , helping young people across the country learn to code. She holds an MA in Learning, Design and Technology from Stanford.

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OPINION: When it comes to liberal-arts education, online learning changes only the tools

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Students have left their campuses, and entire curricula have shifted into distance-learning mode. But despite growth in the numbers and sophistication of online options, high school seniors continue to apply for the opportunity to learn with one another on a college campus.

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

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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. Joining the MOOC party As formal college education becomes more unaffordable, online education has become a popular alternative or supplement. How to scale quality content Like Coursera or Udacity, Kadenze sees mostly post-college students on the platform looking to advance their skills.

OPINION: The new lifelong learner — an education to match America’s economic needs

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And lifelong learning is the education that never ends: An ever-evolving mastery and proof of abilities. The good news about lifelong learning for employers is that it means more workers will tailor their skills directly to their job functions. Meanwhile, PayPal, L’Oreal, AirFrance/KLM and a number of other companies are working with Coursera , a provider of massive open online courses (MOOCs), to give employees access to online instruction. Future of Learning.

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Via The Atlantic : “Why Young Pakistanis Are Learning Chinese.” ” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). From the Coursera blog : “Announcing ‘ AI for Everyone ’: a new course from deeplearning.ai on Coursera.” is the new company of Andrew Ng , Coursera’s co-founder.) ” Via Education Week : “ FUNecole : Social-Emotional Learning Meets Computer Science and Digital Literacy.”

The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

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John Warner made the connection between Theranos and ed-tech in an op-ed published on Inside Higher Ed, noting the parallels between the claims about companies poised to revolutionize education, often made by those without much experience or expertise in teaching and learning and the claims that Holmes and her company made – claims that those with experience and expertise (biologists and chemists and medical engineers, for example) knew simply weren’t true.

The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

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” She posits gaming as the new site for “modern learning,” with an emphasis on skills training and data-driven self-improvement. ” (For what it’s worth, Kleiner Perkins made just one major investment in education in 2017, participating in Coursera’s $64 million round this summer. There is much to learn from the Meeker report. There may be no better example of this in 2017 than “personalized learning.”

Education's Online Futures

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There was all that ink spilled circa 2010 that Khan Academy and “ flipped learning ” were going to “ change the rules of education ,” replacing in-class instruction with online videos watched as homework. And then there were MOOCs , of course, and all those predictions and all those promises about the end of college as we know it: “MOOCs make education borderless, gender-blind, race-blind, class-blind and bank account-blind” and similar fables.

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Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). ” “Aftermath of the MOOC wars: Can commercial vendors support creative higher education ?” ” Coursera highlights its mentors – its volunteer mentors – on its blog. through-MOOCs program launched, its College of Business says it is seeing the contours of a model it can use to promote the university abroad, enroll previously untapped groups of students and attract corporate partners.”

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” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). “Free MOOCs Face the Music,” writes Inside Higher Ed on edX ’s decision to start charging fees. More “MOOC” news under the job training section below. ” From the Coursera blog : “ Coursera for Business Is Now Available to Small and Medium-Sized Businesses.” million for its language learning app. Open Learning has raised $8.5

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” Via Edsurge : “The Makings (and Misgivings) of a Statewide Effort to Personalize Learning in Massachusetts.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via The GW Hatchet : “Oversight of online learning programs lacking in some schools, report finds.” More MOOC job changes: Techcrunch reports that “ Coursera ’s chief product officer just left to become a VC.” (National) Education Politics.

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The company behind the ACT on Wednesday announced plans for a Center for Equity in Learning, which will focus on helping underserved students succeed in college and the work force.” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). From the Coursera blog : “Coursera pilots a new course format.” ” More via I Programmer on Coursera ’s decision to remove old courses from its platform. Learn-to-code startup Piper has raised $2.1

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOCMOOCs. “Learning Creative Learning: It’s not a MOOC , it’s a community,” says the MIT Media Lab. “A Proposal to Put the ‘M’ Back in MOOCs ” – an op-ed by Class Central ’s Dhawal Shah in Edsurge. “Rethinking MOOCs ” – an op-ed in Duke University’s newspaper The Chronicle. (National) Education Politics.

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” 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”). We just learned it was a fraud.”

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” If you can’t create revenue, raise venture capital. That seems to be Coursera ’s business model. “ Gates , Zuckerberg Philanthropies Team Up on Personalized Learning ,” Education Week reports. Coursera has raised another $64 million in funding from GSV Asset Management, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Lampert Foundation, Learn Capital, and New Enterprise Associates.

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” Via Chalkbeat : “New early learning initiative brings Sesame Street lessons into Memphis classrooms.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Mindwires Consulting’s Phil Hill analyzes a recent interview with Coursera ’s CEO and argues the MOOC provider is “betting on OPM market and shift to low-cost masters degrees.” “Can Space Activate Learning?”

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Via Chalkbeat : “Just like their parents, Chicago students will soon have to learn cursive.” ” (Juul is an e-cigarette that markets its product to teens and peddles social emotional learning content.). Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Edsurge : “ Coursera ’s First Ivy League Degree: An Online Master’s From the University of Pennsylvania.”

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and her chief of staff, Elias ‘Ronnie’ Simmons, were charged Friday with 24 counts of fraud and other crimes that federal prosecutors said allowed them to use a charity as a ‘personal slush fund.’” ” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). “ Are MOOCs Forever ?” ” asks The Chronicle of Higher Education in an interview with Coursera’s Daphne Koller. The learn-to-code startup has raised $42.5

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” The company – funded by Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Pearson, Learn Capital, and others – says it will remain open. ” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Via the Coursera blog : “Coming soon to all courses: Flexible session-based schedules.” Education Dive makes claims about “ MOOCs as tools for equity in under-resourced high schools.” Remember when the World Economic Forum was super-into MOOCs?

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Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). “ Coursera ’s new monthly subscriptions could monetize procrastination,” says Techcrunch. In other words, MOOCs are now gym memberships. Initially, the course will be available to anyone as a MOOC with an optional $99 identity-verified certificate. ” Via Techcrunch : “ IBM Watson and Udacity want developers to learn AI online.” The learn-to-code company has raised $4.34

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” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Edsurge : “ Andrew Ng , Co-Founder of Coursera , Returns to MOOC Teaching With New AI Course.” ” The New York Times on “ mastery based learning ” : “A New Kind of Classroom: No Grades, No Failing, No Hurry.” ISTE has hired Joseph South as its Chief Learning Officer. Larry Cuban on personalized learning : part 1 and part 2.

The Top Ed-Tech Trends (Aren't 'Tech')

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This talk was presented at Coventry University as part of my visiting fellowship at the Disruptive Media Learning Lab. ” Despite thinking of themselves as liberal-learning, today’s tech companies re-inscribe much of this. “Everyone should learn to code,” as they like to tell us. Turns out, lately investors like testing companies, tutoring companies, “learn to code” companies, and private student loan providers.) Personalization.

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). It’s baaaaack: “Return of the MOOC ,” The City Journal tells us. There’s some (sorta) MOOC-related news in the venture funding section below. Via Inside Higher Ed : “The Higher Learning Commission has placed Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago on probation, citing financial troubles that threaten to undermine its educational programs.” is a learn-to-code platform.

Driverless Ed-Tech: The History of the Future of Automation in Education

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“The Year of the MOOC” – I was summoned to Palo Alto, California for a small gathering to discuss the future of teaching, learning, and technology. With enough data and some machine learning, you can identify – statistically – the most common obstacles. Is learning “like a map”? Is learning an engineering problem? Perhaps with this data, the MOOC providers can build a map of professional if not cognitive pathways.

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Testing, Testing… “How the SAT and PSAT collect personal data on students – and what the College Board does with it,” by The Washington Post’s Valerie Strauss. ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Inside Higher Ed : “Online education platform Coursera has set a goal of offering 15 to 20 degree programs by the end of 2019. ” (She is the CEO is Dreambox Learning.). Education Politics.

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” A ruling from the Court of Justice of the European Union raises interesting questions about the ownership of student data : “Exam scripts and examiner’s corrections are personal data of the exam candidate.” ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Edsurge : “As In-Person Bootcamps Falter, Codecademy Introduces Paid Online Options.” Spoiler alert: it’s about learning how to teach differently.).

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In another first, the Board has decided to act, in part, based on the words of a single person: Donald Trump , the new President of the United States. ” “The California State Legislature is now considering two bills that would build a database firewall to block the flow of personal information from state and local government to federal efforts to deport immigrants and register people based on their religion, ethnicity, or national origin,” according to the EFF.

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” Via The Washington Post : “ Trump personally asked Xi Jinping to help resolve case of UCLA basketball players arrested in China.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Edsurge : “Are You Getting a Pay Bump For Student Completion? ” “Whatever Happened To MOOCs ?” Coursera announces on its blog that it’s expanding to Brazil. Here’s Coursera arguing “Why Everyone Should Learn Sales.”

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via the Coursera blog : “ Coursera now offers free trials for most Specializations.” ” Via the BBC : “News that a high school student wrote nothing but #BlackLivesMatter on his personal statement in an application to California’s Stanford University – and got in – has been raising some eyebrows.” “Learning engineers.” Remember MOOCs?

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” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “The University of California, Los Angeles , is planning a major expansion in the online certificate and graduate degree markets that it hopes will reach as many as 15,000 students by early next decade,” Inside Higher Ed reports. ” Via Education Dive : “ Coursera ’s Tom Willerer talks personalization, access.” The learn-to-code company has raised $1.62