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

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

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In popular culture, artificial intelligence is used to describe anything from product recommendations to self-driving cars and futuristic robotic overlords. 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.

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K-12 Dealmaking: Sphero Acquires littleBits; Coursera Makes First Acquisition

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In recent dealmaking news, the robotics company Sphero has acquired littleBits, while online education company Coursera acquired startup Rhyme Softworks. The post K-12 Dealmaking: Sphero Acquires littleBits; Coursera Makes First Acquisition appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 K-12 Dealmaking Mergers and Acquisitions Online / Virtual Learning Science Education

So, What IS the Future of Work?

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I’m excited about seeing the value of arts and humanities come back in the coming years because there are some things robots cannot do. However, Coursera vice president Julia Stiglitz added that even platforms like her company’s likely won’t eliminate the traditional college model. “I I don’t think the Coursera experience will replace what happens in a residential [college] experience,” she said in a panel about college majors. “I

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

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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.

4 Ways AI Education and Ethics Will Disrupt Society in 2019

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Meanwhile, the public was amazed at technological advances like Boston Dynamic’s Atlas robot doing parkour , while simultaneously being outraged at the thought of our data no longer being ours and Alexa listening in on all our conversations. News cycles about killer robots and one-sided conversations about AI replacing humans at work have been encouraging and stoking fear for years.

Online Learning's 'Greatest Hits'

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MOOCs Recent virtual upstarts, MOOCs—massive open online courses—catapulted onto the global learning stage when Stanford University computer scientists Sebastian Thrun and Peter Norvig in 2011 came upon the bright idea of streaming their robotics lectures over the Internet. Of the top providers, Coursera, the Wall Street-financed company that grew out of the Stanford breakthrough, is the champion with 37 million learners, followed by edX, an MIT-Harvard joint venture, with 18 million.

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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.) Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. More robot news up in the MOOC section above. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

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” (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. Coursera (online education) –- $64 million. Wonder Workshop (robotics) – $41 million. Coursera (online education) – $210.1 Learn Capital (with investments in Coursera, Mystery Science, Outschool, Paragon One, MissionU, Springboard, and Peergrade).

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Via The Verge : “US denies visas to Afghanistan ’s all-girl robotics team.” ” (Edsurge, for what it’s worth, shares investors with Class Central, Udacity, and Coursera (although there’s no disclosure on that article to that end) – funny how the narratives about the “revolutionary” potential of MOOCs get spread, eh?). Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Get robots , and education right,” says Techcrunch.

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Just a few weeks after Daphne Koller ’s announcement she was leaving the MOOC startup she co-founded, Coursera unveiled “ Coursera for Business ” this week, marking its pivot from “democratizing higher ed” to “ training corporate employees.” More on Coursera and certification in the certification section below.). Via WaPo : “Study: Robot baby dolls don’t curb teen pregnancies. Education Politics.

The Business of Ed-Tech: 2017 So Far

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Coursera (online education) – $64 million. MakeBlock (robotics) – $30 million. Coursera (online education service provider) – $210.1 GSV (Voxy, Raise.me, MasterClass, CreativeLive, Nearpod, Coursera, Motimatic). Learn Capital (investments: Paragon One, Outschool, Mystery Science, Coursera).

The Stories We Were Told about Education Technology (2019)

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Even if these publications fade away , the breathless stories about the possibilities of brainwave-reading mindfulness headbands and " mind-reading robot tutors in the sky " continue to be told. Coursera raised $109 million in venture company because investors are cray. Several months ago, I started to jot down ideas about what I'd cover in my annual review of what's happened over the course of the past 12 months in the field / industry /promotion of education technology.

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” From the Coursera blog : “ Coursera for Business Is Now Available to Small and Medium-Sized Businesses.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. “The ethical dilemma of the robot teacher ” by Neil Selwyn. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education.

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Coursera ’s 2018 Revenue Estimated to be $140 million,” Class Central estimates. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Via Futurism.com : “Here Are the States Where a Robot Is Most Likely to Steal Your Job.” *Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. (Oh

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More MOOC job changes: Techcrunch reports that “ Coursera ’s chief product officer just left to become a VC.” Once upon a time, Coursera updates went in the MOOC section. ” From the Coursera blog : “New on Coursera: start-to-finish learning paths for starting a new career.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. “Teachers Are Finding Innovative Ways to Use Robots in Class,” claims Education Week.

Education Technology and the 'New Economy'

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” Note the significant difference in language in this headline from The Verge , for example – “ Harvard’s Root robot teaches kids how to code ” – and the way in which Seymour would describe the LOGO Turtle – that students would using programming to teach the robot. Perhaps the more immediate concern regarding what’s coming for our jobs should not be robots, but rather an ideology and accompanying economy that praise “precarity.”

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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. ” Via the Hechinger Report : “Can a wall-climbing robot teach your kid to code?” Education Politics.

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” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Edsurge : “ Coursera ’s New Strategy Takes Inspiration From Netflix – and LinkedIn.” ” Via the Coursera blog : “Announcing Coursera for Governments & Nonprofits.” “Can robotics teach problem solving to students?” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. ” “ Robots and drones take over classrooms,” according to the BBC.

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

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It was held at Stanford in its artificial intelligence lab, which was a little awkward a venue as Thrun’s office – he still had an office on campus, of course – was right next to those of Daphne Koller and Andrew Ng, his fellow Stanford AI professors who’d announced in April that they were launching a competitor company, Coursera. “Robots are coming for your job.” “Robots are coming for your job.”

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Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. “Kids connect with robot reading partners ,” says the PR office of the University of Wisconsin Madison. Via Engadget : “ Japan trials AI and robots to boost English skills in schools.” ” Coursera’s head of data science: “Even when students are working, they provide clues that can be used to clamp down on cheats.

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” Also via Class Central : “ Coursera Lets Instructors A/B Test Their Courses, Experiments With Automated Coaching.” Or this one: “A Growth Mindset Can Reduce the Gender Gap in STEM,” claims Coursera’s blog. ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Via The Guardian : “‘This is awful’: robot can keep children occupied for hours without supervision.”

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” Via Campus Technology : “ Coursera ’s CEO on the Evolving Meaning of ‘MOOC’ ” There’s more ECOT news – there’s always more ECOT news – in the “state and local politics” section above. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Probably my favorite “robots are the future of education” story in a good, long while.

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Via Techcrunch : “ Google and Coursera launch program to train more IT support specialists.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Via Geek Dad : “Little Robot Friends Teach Kids to Code With Empathy.” Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics.

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Via Edsurge : “ Coursera ’s First Ivy League Degree: An Online Master’s From the University of Pennsylvania.” ” ( Not mentioned : Penn was one of the very first investors in Coursera.). Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. ” IHE blogger Joshua Kim predicts there is “1 technology, 2 futures” as he writes about “ Robot Burger Makers and Adaptive Learning Platforms.”

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

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Candidate VoiceThread for Digital Education - Kelli Stair- teacher/ writer An Example STEAM and Maker-Education Curriculum: From Puppets to Robots - Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D. 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. This is a great opportunity to share your work or ideas! We have an absolutely terrific lineup of keynote speakers.

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Coursera has a new partner , the insurance company AXA , which will offer some 300 Coursera classes to its employees. Via NPR : “Students Compete In First-Ever International High School Robotics Competition.” ” The New York Times reports that “ Burundi Robotics Team Vanishes After U.S. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. “ Let Robots Teach American Schoolkids ,” says George Mason University economics professor Tyler Cowen.

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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.” ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. In the past, this all feeds the reviews I have written each December on the stories we are told about the future of education.

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That seems to be Coursera ’s business model. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Coursera has raised another $64 million in funding from GSV Asset Management, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Lampert Foundation, Learn Capital, and New Enterprise Associates. Education Politics. US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos appeared in front of a Senate subcommittee this week to talk about Trump’s budget proposal.

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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.” Via the Coursera blog : “What’s Next in Employee Learning: Virtual Reality.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. (National) Education Politics. The AP interviews US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos , who laments “she didn’t decry racism enough.”

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via the Coursera blog : “ Coursera now offers free trials for most Specializations.” ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. ” “ Robots Are Changing The World,” says edX , which hopes to sell you on some classes on robots. Education Politics. Trump says the Secretary of Education is “highly respected.”

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” 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. ” Via Edsurge : “ Coursera ’s Rick Levin on the Evolution of MOOCs and Microcredentials.” ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Education Politics.

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Via Recode : “ Coursera has ousted several senior executives along with many rank-and-file staffers.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. ” The $1700 robot dog also requires a subscription plan. Robot stories are also Betteridge’s Law of Headlines stories, wouldn’t you know it? The robotics company, formerly known as play-i, has raised $78.34 Kano Computing has raised $28 million for its learn-to-code robotics kits.

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Edsurge profiles Dr. Chuck about his work on MOOCs with Coursera. ( From the Coursera blog : “Building India ’s Workforce for 2020.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. (National) Education Politics. “Assessing Betsy DeVos ’ Rollback on Disability Rights ” by Pacific Standard’s David Perry. “The 72 OSERS Documents Rescinded by Betsy deVos ” – by Liz Ditz.

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via the Coursera blog : “New mobile features: Transcripts, notes, and reminders.” ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Education Politics. From the Department of Education’s press release : “U.S. Secretary of Education Announces Chief of Staff and Additional Staff Hires.” ” And what a fine bunch.

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