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?Why an iTunes Model for Online Learning Is Bad for Educators

Edsurge

Lynda.com similarly compensates instructors for distinct video views. As MOOCs surged in popularity from 2012 to 2015, universities, nonprofits, schools and companies all jumped into the game of developing online courses, and giving them away—often at the promise of no cost—to the world. monthly minimum wage.

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As Corporate World Moves Toward Curated ‘Microlearning,’ Higher Ed Must Adapt

Edsurge

Well-funded MOOC providers Coursera, Udacity and EdX have evolved their business models to focus squarely on corporate learning and serving professionals seeking credentials. Pluralsight—an online IT training provider—has scaled to become an edtech “unicorn,” with a valuation over $1 billion. Similarly, LinkedIn’s $1.5

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Rethink Education Re-Ups Commitment to Edtech With $107.5 Million Fund

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billion purchase of Lynda.com and Instructure’s initial public offering, both of which took place in 2015. He’s never been a fan of digital textbooks or MOOCs.) Venture capital for U.S. education technology startups ebbed in 2016, dipping roughly 30 percent in deal volume and value from the previous year.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

For many, it never existed LAUSD Ditches Pearson and Apple - Diane Ravitch''s blog Call for Proposals 2015 - K12 Online Conference California''s multi-million dollar online education flop is another blow for MOOCs - The Hechinger Report Data and Diplomas: On LinkedIn''s Acquisition of Lynda.com - Audrey Watters Illusion Motivates Education Reform - (..)

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Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

” And I wondered at the time if that would be the outcome for MOOCs. 2012, you will recall, was “ the year of the MOOC.”) ” MOOCs looked – for a short while, at least – like they were going to pivot to become LMSes. Instead, they’ve re-branded as job training sites.

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Education Technology and the 'New Economy'

Hack Education

“Hardly Anyone Wants to Take a Liberal Arts MOOC,” Edsurge informed its readers in February. ” MOOC startups like Udacity and Coursera have also rebranded to target this particular post-secondary technical training market. LinkedIn, of course, had acquired online job training company Lynda.com last year for $1.5

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Inside Higher Ed : “ Microsoft -Branded MOOCs for K–12 Leaders.” Some say… “What to Ask When Choosing Tech for Schools” – a new Lynda.com course offered by Edsurge (which is funded in part by Lynda.com’s founder.