Udemy, an Online Course Platform Where Anyone Can Teach, Keeps Raising Money. What's Next?

Edsurge

Udemy has become one of the best-funded companies in edtech, having raised another $80 million earlier this year, bringing its total raised to nearly $300 million. Those were some questions we brought to Udemy’s CEO, Gregg Coccari, in a recent interview.

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Are SPOCs a better option for online education than MOOCs?

Neo LMS

MOOCs: high aspirations and higher disappointments. The above idea is a noble one and massive open online courses, better known as MOOCs , are thought to be the solution to worldwide access to higher education. MOOCs promise each and every student in this world a front seat in any prestigious university course they have any interest to attend, for free. The online connectivity may not be a really important problem, but MOOCs faced a wall of other, more important issues.

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Are SPOCs a better option for online education than MOOCs?

Neo LMS

MOOCs: high aspirations and higher disappointments. The above idea is a noble one and massive open online courses, better known as MOOCs , are thought to be the solution to worldwide access to higher education. MOOCs promise each and every student in this world a front seat in any prestigious university course they have any interest to attend, for free. The online connectivity may not be a really important problem, but MOOCs faced a wall of other, more important issues.

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Moving From 5% to 85% Completion Rates for Online Courses

Edsurge

MOOCs, shorthand for massive open online courses, have been widely critiqued for their miniscule completion rates. This does not necessarily make MOOCs a failure. However, since 2012—when MOOCs gained widespread recognition —instructional designers have made significant strides in designing scalable learning experiences that people successfully finish. That’s a far cry from five years ago, when only 5 percent of the students were finishing the MOOCs I was designing.

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The Professor Who Quit His Tenured Job to Make Podcasts and Lecture Videos

Edsurge

He made the move to his new phase of scholarly life during a rush of enthusiasm for so-called MOOCs, Massive Open Online Courses, that big-name colleges were starting to offer low-cost higher education to a wider audience. The first year I put my courses [on Udemy, an online course market], I had about 12 hours worth of content. Education Technology MOOCs EdSurge Podcast

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

Edsurge

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. They were incredibly hardworking people, but the ones creating the most significant social impact in the world were also often too busy to finish a MOOC. Education Technology MOOCs Postsecondary Learning

?A Starter Kit for Instructional Designers

Edsurge

Start with the “big four” that most people have heard of: Coursera, Udacity, Udemy, and EdX. Check out the list of global MOOC platforms curated by Class Central, but realize there are entirely different ecosystems of platforms that specialize in corporate training or adaptive learning. Udemy has also created a great toolkit to help online course instructors market their learning experience. A 2016 report funded by the Gates Foundation found that in the U.S.

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Developing and Delivering Effective Professional Development for Educators

EdTechTeam

In this age of digital transformation, educators may choose from the plethora of online MOOCs which are a convenient and no-travel option. Most of these MOOCs are free and are led by top professors from reputed global universities. Some of these self-paced paced content providers for educators are: Udemy , Future Learn , edX , Coursera , iTunes U , and Youtube for teachers 9.

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The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

Hack Education

Udemy (skills training): $173 million. ” (Its MOOC competitor edX also announced this year that many of its courses would no longer be free.) Vive la MOOC révolution. Speaking of MOOCs, Phil Hill astutely observed earlier this year that many MOOCs and for-profit companies were altering their products and services so as to become online program management providers: “ If At First You Don’t Succeed, Try To Be An OPM.”

Online Education: Will it Make Us Smarter? #SXSWedu

EdTechSandyK

Small start ups and giant MOOCS. Udemy - 80% male because focuses on tech space. A: Udemy has a few professors who use their online courses as part of blended learning. Notes from panel discussion at SXSWedu. link] Predictions are 1/2 of higher Ed will be online in the next 10 years. K-12 will follow by 2019. How do we assess quality with all of the online education providers that are out there? Think a lot about how to get personalized support to individuals.

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Positioning Techniques of The Non-Profit University in For-Profit Education Ventures

hem.digital

That the people behind those MOOCs invested so much time and money (mostly other people’s money, mind you) launching these ventures without a full understanding of this basic flaw of their business model is one of the great mysteries of the 21st century. If that was Outlier's business model, they would be essentially be in the business of producing MOOCs that serve merely as a "lead generation" tactic for a particular institution.

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For-Profit Strategies by Non-Profit Universities

hem.digital

It is one of the great mysteries of the world that the people behind MOOCs could invest so much time and money without taking the time to understand how universities use credits to protect themselves from competitors.) Udemy, Skillshare, General Assembly).

Positioning Techniques of The Non-Profit University in For-Profit Education Ventures

hem.digital

That the people behind those MOOCs invested so much time and money (mostly other people’s money, mind you) launching these ventures without a full understanding of this basic flaw of their business model is one of the great mysteries of the 21st century. If that was Outlier's business model, they would be essentially be in the business of producing MOOCs that serve merely as a "lead generation" tactic for a particular institution.

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The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

Hack Education

Udemy (skills training) – $173 million. 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.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). “ Are MOOCs Forever ?” 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. The US Senate has voted to approve the nomination of Dr. Carla Hayden as the new Librarian of Congress.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

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.” The MOOC provider has now raised $210 million total. Education Politics. US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos appeared in front of a Senate subcommittee this week to talk about Trump’s budget proposal.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” 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. (National) Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

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. 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.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

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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