Share Economy Comes to Education: Notes from the MOOCs Experiment

04/09/2014

When I first blogged about MOOCs about a year ago, they were causing significant consternation about the fate of education. This hasn’t stopped their exponential growth across business and academia. Harvard Business School has introduced its online learning system, HBX.  California-based online
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$1.2 Billion to be Spent on E-Learning Project

04/08/2014

The Government will continue its E-Learning Jamaica Project (e-LJam) in the 2014/15 fiscal year, boosted by an allocation of $1.2 billion, which has been set aside in the budget.

The project seeks to utilise Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) to improve in the q
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E-Learning Platform Lynda.com Buys Compilr To Add In-Browser Coding Tools, Price Around $20M

04/07/2014

Lynda.com, the online education platform that raised its first and only round of $103 million about a year ago, is today announcing an acquisition that will further Lynda.com’s reach with developers and expand the kinds of services it can offer to users. It’s acquiring Compilr, a Halifax, C
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New Leaders for MOOC Providers

03/25/2014

The massive open online course providers Coursera and edX made competing top-level executive announcements Monday afternoon: Wendy Cebula, former COO of Vistaprint, was named president of edX, while Richard C. Levin, the former president of Yale University, will join Coursera as the company’s new CEO.
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Business School Launches New Online Learning Platform

03/24/2014

Harvard Business School formally announced Friday that it will enter the online education market, unveiling HBX, a new digital learning platform that will provide business-focused online courses for students and professionals not enrolled in the Business School
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Learning Insights From Big Data

03/10/2014

Upon starting my position of Research Fellow at HarvardX, a University wide effort to use technology to transform teaching and learning on-camps and online, I soon realized that I had an unprecedented opportunity—in particular, as a researcher.

I had just finished lecturing for Stat 221, a co
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Work in Progress

03/10/2014

BERKELEY, Calif. -- A year after the Online Learning Summit was founded in Cambridge, Mass., attendees this weekend struggled to draw parallels to last year's event. The reason, they said, is that "everything has changed."

Top-ranking university officials and ed-tech company exec
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A Conversation With The President Of The World's First Non-Profit, Tuition-Free, Accredited, Online University

03/03/2014

Shai Reshef is an Israeli-born entrepreneur who now lives in Pasadena, California. Although his master’s degree is in Chinese politics, he has made his name professionally in private education. He served as chairman and CEO of the Kidum Group, an Israeli test preparation which he
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The eLearning Guild Releases 2014 Global eLearning Salary & Compensation Report

02/19/2014

The eLearning Guild has released the 2014 Global eLearning Salary & Compensation Report. Data obtained from Guild members shows that eLearning salaries worldwide decreased slightly from an average of $77,682 (USD) in 2013 to an average of $76,530 (USD) in 2014.

Australia, Canada, the U
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Mooc fans step out of the shadows

02/19/2014

Surprising data from the first wave of massive open online courses show most students are male, educated and living in a developed country.

When the higher education sector pioneered massive open online courses (or Moocs, as they are more commonly known) it was heralded as an exci
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As It Learns New Ways To Make Money, Curious.com Gets $15 Million In Funding

02/13/2014

For all the online learning startups fighting for students, there’s no lack of interest by investors.

Latest example: The online “lifelong learning” startup Curious.com, which is announcing today that it has closed a $15 million Series B round of venture funding. This time it inclu
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From Correspondence Courses To MOOCs: The Highlights Of Distance Learning Over The Ages

02/12/2014

It seems that every time there is a revolution in how we communicate—from cheap postage in the 18th century to today’s social web—there are those who would apply the new technology to changing how we learn. Distance learning may not get a lot of respect, but it’s a venerable institution. Plus c
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MOOCs could be revolutionary, but US foreign policy is preventing that

02/05/2014

Banning Massive Open Online Courses in countries under US sanctions is a travesty. These students need them the most.

Recently, Coursera, the online university course provider, began blocking students from Iran, Cuba and Sudan from using its services. Coursera, which boasts mo
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State Department Hosts 'MOOC Camp' for Online Learners

01/20/2014

Massive open online courses, or MOOCs, have been celebrated for their ability to give anyone with an Internet connection free access to classes at some of the best U.S. universities.For many who sign up for the courses, the experience is a
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Are Moocs the best chance we have to satisfy a global thirst for education?

01/20/2014

Money is being pumped into Moocs – massive open online courses – but students may not have the stamina to make the experience worthwhile. "There are certainly Mooc junkies, who take them for no other reason than they're free and they like
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With Coursera, Yale’s online education expands

01/16/2014

This morning, Art History Professor Diana Kleiner will deliver her perennial lecture on Roman architecture to a crowd of Yale undergraduates. Meanwhile, 40,000 students from around the globe will tune in to a similar lecture from Kleiner via the online education platf
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Online LL.M.s Offer U.S. Law Study Abroad

01/14/2014

Students can pursue the credential, which can help attorneys practice international law, from home. A master of laws in U.S. law can be a career game changer for attorneys outside of the United States.

By exposing international lawyers to
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Weigh Trying a MOOC Before an MBA

01/10/2014

These massive open online courses – many of them free – can help prospective students get a head start. 2013 may well become known as the year of the massive open online course, commonly abbreviated MOOC, as more and more prestigious business schools began offering their
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How Virtual Games Can Help Struggling Students Learn

11/26/2013

More educators are using online games to supplement teaching, and are seeing positive results. It seems like kids do everything online these days - and school is no exception. More and more, educators are taking advantage of digital advance
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E-learning to be introduced in civic schools

11/08/2013

AURANGABAD: The civic body will is set to introduce e-learning facilities the schools it runs in a bid to raise their standards of education.

Aurangabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) education officer A M Shaikh on Thursday said the facilities would be created in ten civic schools - Eight Marathi a
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The New Rock-Star Professor

11/06/2013

Should celebrities teach online classes?

A portion of this article was adapted from Jeff Young’s e-book, Beyond the MOOC Hype: A Guide to Higher Education's High-Tech Disruption.

Free online courses do big numbers these days. So-called MOOCs, or
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Innovation Imperative: Change Everything

11/01/2013

WHEN the first commercially successful steamship traveled the Hudson River in 1807, it didn’t appear to be much of a competitive threat to transoceanic sailing ships. It was more expensive, less reliable and couldn’t travel very far. Sailors dismissed the idea that steam technology could ever measur
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Coursera Opening Centers to Bring Online Courses to World’s Poor

10/31/2013

Coursera Inc. will offer free online courses in more than 30 locations around the world, mostly in third-world countries, bringing instruction to students who lack computer access.

Under an agreement with the State Department, courses will be available at some U.S. embassies, the Mountain View
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An MBA Guide to Navigating Company Politics Goes Online

10/24/2013

A new online course on power and politics was offered to MBA students for the first time this semester at the University of California at Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.

The seven-week course, which ended Oct. 8, was a condensed version of the in-person class that has been taugh
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Purdue University and Wiley launch online learning programmes in India

10/12/2013

PUNE: Wiley India, in collaboration with Purdue University has launched Purdue NexT, an online learning programme in India. These courses are based on fairly advanced topics within engineering, management, liberal arts and the sciences. Vikas Gupta, managing director, Wiley India said that what sets
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Teamlease, ITpreneurs to offer training to corporates

10/07/2013

NEW DELHI: Leading composite staffing company Teamlease Services has signed an agreement with ITpreneurs, a global provider of industry-leading IT best practices learning solutions, to offer training and certification solutions to firms in India.

Teamlease Services will offer the entire ITprene
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UK enters global online university race

09/18/2013

The UK's biggest online university project has been launched, with more than 20 universities offering free courses. Students will be able to follow courses on mobile phones as well as computers.

The UK's project, called FutureLearn, sees UK u
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Corporate E-Learning Market Gets a Jolt as Online Universities Grow

09/15/2013

This week another little bomb dropped in the corporate training market.  Skillsoft, the industry giant in packaged e-learning and training content, acquired Mindleaders, one of the company’s leading competitors.

This acquisition comes after Skillsoft’s acquisition of ElementK and 50 Les
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Law firm networks: Distance learning

09/02/2013

Networks play a vital role in the internationalisation of the legal market, and an innovative approach to training helps keep them competitive with the major global firms

Law firm networks and member associations have managed to retain their popularity as a way for independent firms around
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Moocs are a distraction from real business school reform

08/18/2013

Massive open online courses or Moocs have proven to be a disruptive force in higher education in the United States, but not because they have revolutionised academia. Rather, their groundbreaking influence comes from the distraction they pose to real reform.

Moocs are not the wave of the future, n
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