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Udemy is a site that enables anyone to take and build courses online. edtech free online courses free resources It is free to sign up and there are both free and paid courses available. You can also create your own online course on the site.

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US Edtech Raises $803M in First Half of 2020 As COVID-19 Forces Learning Online

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With COVID-19 jeopardizing in-school learning, we expect the widespread adoption of edtech software to continue, and this is not a short-term trend,” says Jeff Lieberman, a managing director at Insight Partners, a private equity firm that has backed nearly two dozen education companies.

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Bigger Deals, Bigger Bets: EdTech Venture Funding Trends Continue in 2018

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The key difference in the past few years, however, has been larger funding rounds and valuations across a fewer number of EdTech companies. EdTech unicorns, companies that have reached billion-dollar valuations prior to an IPO, are prominent in the United States and also China.

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Byju’s Becomes an Edtech ‘Decacorn’ After Fundraise from Mary Meeker’s Bond Capital

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edtech company is Udemy, an online course marketplace that reached a $2 billion valuation after raising $50 million from Japanese publisher Benesse in February. What comes after a unicorn?

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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 edtech startups have increased every consecutive year. This year saw no mega-rounds for startups in the postsecondary sector—unlike 2015, which saw HotChalk, Udacity, Udemy, Coursera and Civitas Learning account for more than $520 million of funding. Udemy did lead this pack in 2016 with a $60 million round.).

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Global Investors Launch New Edtech Funds: Exceed Capital and HighGrade Ventures

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Others CEOs on the advisory board include Chip Paucek (2U), Tom Davidson (EVERFI) and Dennis Yang (former chief of Udemy). Wherever an edtech company operates, Exceed says it’s looking for those that show the ability to scale, along with an acute understanding of the revenue models that work in the region (whether one is selling to institutions or direct to consumers). Education Technology Investors Edtech Business

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Can a Subscription Model Work for Online Learners and Teachers? Skillshare Just Raised $28M to Find Out

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Udemy, founded the same year, now claims to have 24 million students and 35,000 teachers across the world, and recently opened up an office in Brazil this summer. For those exploring whether to teach on one platform versus another, major differentiators include business models and the level of support provided to instructors, says Amy Ahearn, an associate director at +Acumen who has built courses on Udemy and Teachable. Education Technology Financing Edtech Business

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‘Faculty Information System’ Developer, Interfolio Acquired for $110M+

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It’s carved out a niche for education technology companies including Turnitin, Pluralsight, Udemy and Achieve3000. (It It was also an investor in edtech gaming startup Yogome, which recently shut its doors after allegations of fraud.) Education Technology Financing Edtech BusinessBeing a faculty member requires a lot more than just teaching and research.

Why We Don't Need a 'Netflix for Education'

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If the views expressed by leading edtech companies are any indication, the race to become the first 'Netflix of Education' is gathering steam. Comments from both established learning companies like McGraw-Hill , as well as more recent entrants like D2L and Udemy , reveal a strong push among edtech companies seeking to position themselves as "education's answer to Netflix." One feature of Netflix in particular seems to have captured the imagination of edtech companies.

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Quizlet Just Raised $30M at a $1 Billion Valuation. But Don’t Call It a Unicorn.

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Recent US edtech “unicorns”. Udemy ( $2B ). Unicorns don’t exist, except as an analogy for private companies supposedly worth at least $1 billion. But as WeWork’s IPO debacle has shown, sometimes those valuations are imaginary, too.

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What Technology Does What: An #edtech Chart For Teachers

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What Technology Does What: The Ultimate #edtech Chart For Teachers. Udacity, Coursera, Udemy , MIT OCW ; ( see more here ). The post What Technology Does What: An #edtech Chart For Teachers appeared first on TeachThought. Learning Technology #edtech technology

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Teacher Creativity Skill: Meet a Challenge

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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.

?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. His “ Mindstorms: Children, Computer and Powerful Ideas ” is a classic that is critical to helping you realize that all the ideas about edtech that we think are so unprecedented have actually been mulled over for decades.

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Seven Ways Teachers Can Earn Extra Income By Building Their EDU Brands Online

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Udemy. Many years ago, I created my first online course on Udemy (pronounced YOU-da-ME) and I couldn't believe how easy it was. Are you looking to turn your thoughts and ideas into income-generating activities to support your family? You have come to the right place.

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?Filling the Other Skills Gap

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The collection of edtech companies aimed at prepping educated, but still underprepared workers represents a virtual stampede of unicorns. The likes of Coursera, Udacity, Udemy, MasterClass, Lynda, and Pluralsight have together raised more than $1 billion and represent combined enterprise value of more than $5 billion.

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

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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. Beyond Strava, the edtech field can also take a page from the other countless digital apps that connect an online experience to an offline one. Strava is a fitness app that allows people to log and upload their runs, bike rides, swims and other fitness activities.

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The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

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Udemy (skills training): $173 million. “EdTech fails to pay, again,” The Financial Times chuckled. This is the second part of my much-abbreviated look at the stories that were told about education technology in 2018 – and in this case, the people who funded the storytellers. When I first started working as a tech reporter, I assumed – naively – that venture capitalists were smart people who did thorough research before funding a company.

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. 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. She adds: “If you don’t tie learning to talent, you miss the point of edtech.”. 2:00PM: Mapping EdTech Globally by Navitas Ventures. Polish the dress shoes.

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Via Edsurge : “Three Rookie Mistakes That Edtech Entrepreneurs Make.” Udemy has raised another $60 million , this time from the South African media group Naspers (which just last month invested $15 million in the homework help site Brainly). Udemy, which offers a marketplace for online classes, has raised $173 million total. ” Via VC firm Reach Capital : “2016 Edtech Outlook.” Education Politics.

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” Not sure why these are the four, but there you go: Udemy , Lynda , Coursera , and Skillshare. “What role does research play in EdTech decision-making?” (National) Education Politics. The New York Times broke the story this week that “ Justice Dept. to Take On Affirmative Action in College Admissions.”

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Via Inverse : “ Udemy ’s Exodus, Amazon ’s Gain. edtech https://t.co/DOo11lof2f “US Edtech Brings in $225M in May.” Education Politics. Well the UK’s Brexit shitshow continues, with all sorts of machinations this past week about who’ll be the new PM. Not Brexit campaign leader Boris Johnson, apparently.

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