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Connexeo (school administration software): $110 million. Udemy (skills training): $173 million. Investors in tutoring companies this year included Warbug Pincus, Goldman Sachs, Learn Capital, Y Combinator, the Omidyar Network, Sequoia Capital, TAL Education, Tencent, Google, and of course, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. ” (Its MOOC competitor edX also announced this year that many of its courses would no longer be free.) Vive la MOOC révolution.

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” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). “ Are MOOCs Forever ?” Via Education Week : “Ed-Tech Software Group Objects to Messages in Feds’ #GoOpen Campaign.” Noteworthy: this is the third recent ed-tech investment by Naspers – a South African media conglomerate and “ the former mouthpiece of apartheid ” – which recently backed Udemy and Brainly.). Education Politics.

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” If you can’t create revenue, raise venture capital. Udemy has a new CEO : “Kevin Johnson, former CEO of EBates, a marketplace for coupons and shopping discount deals.” Google has launched a curriculum called “ Be Internet Awesome ” to encourage digital safety and citizenship. So many reasons why Google is the wrong entity to claim any sort of leadership position here, but hey.

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Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Elsewhere in MOOC research… From Campus Technology : “Grouping MOOC Students by Communication Mode Doesn’t Help Completion.” “ What We Learned From Talking with 100 MOOC Students ” by Justin Reich (and George Veletsianos and Laura Pasquini). Via Inverse : “ Udemy ’s Exodus, Amazon ’s Gain. MOOCs losing their mojo? Education Politics.

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