Hack Education Weekly News

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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.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. The MOOC provider has now raised $210 million total. Education Politics.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). “ Robots won’t replace teachers because they can’t inspire us.” 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). MOOCs losing their mojo?

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” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Edsurge : “As In-Person Bootcamps Falter, Codecademy Introduces Paid Online Options.” Pretty sure this is the best MOOC story of the week: “ Russian Underground Launches Online Courses in Card Fraud ,” Infosecurity Group reports. ” Not sure why these are the four, but there you go: Udemy , Lynda , Coursera , and Skillshare. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). “The Future of MOOCs Might Not Be Free ,” suggests Education Week’s Market Brief with an observation that many of us made back in 2012. ” Also via The New York Times : “A Mission to Bring STEM Skills, and Robots, to Children in West Africa.” Udemy, which offers a marketplace for online classes, has raised $173 million total. Education Politics.

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The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

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Wonder Workshop (robotics) – $41 million. Udemy (skills training) – $173 million. Robotics , with ~ $99 million in funding. Or one could look at ed-tech companies that laid off staff: the coding bootcamp Galvanize , the analytics company Civitas Learning , the learning management system Schoology , MOOC provider Coursera , the education giant Pearson , for example.