Coursmos Pulls In Further $530k To Grow Its Bite-Sized E-Learning Platform

06/25/2014

Bite-size e-learning platform Coursmos, which reckons there’s room to squeeze a little learning into busy digital users’ lives by breaking study topics down into small, easily digested video chunks, has closed a new round of funding — topping up the seed money that saw it through to launch last year.

The
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EdX CEO Anant Agarwal On The Future Of Online Learning

06/21/2014

“We hope to democratize and reimagine education so that anyone, anywhere, regardless of his or her social status or income, can access education,” explained Anant Agarwal, president of edX, the nonprofit enterprise founded by Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to offer courses online. In a
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Will a degree made up of Moocs ever be worth the paper it's written on?

06/12/2014

Even if the heady attention of one-to-one tutorials is the stuff of Oxbridge dreams for most, personal attention from tutors who challenge students' thinking in small seminar groups is often cited as critical to the quality of learning in higher education, and integral to the value of a degree.

Now clos
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2U's CEO talks hitting 10,000 students and the state of online learning

06/10/2014

Wednesday was a momentous occasion for 2U, the cloud-based, software-as-a-service online learning platform that has become the darling of the online learning world. The company hit its 10,000th student -- and lest anyone forget, banners around its suburban Washington offices
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Nearly 75% who take online classes are outside US

06/07/2014

Almost three-quarters of students who enrolled in the first year of online classes under a joint Harvard-MIT initiative were from outside the United States, demonstrating the global reach and growing popularity of the large-scale open courses.

But only 5 percent of students wh
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MOOCs Won’t Replace Business Schools — They’ll Diversify Them

06/03/2014

Over the past few years, business school administrators — like other university officials — have been losing sleep over Massive Open Online Courses (or MOOCs), worrying that these low-cost digital alternatives will cannibalize their business model.

As elite business schools have started
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Will MOOCs Undermine Top Business Schools, or Help Them?

06/03/2014

Massive open online courses are not currently cannibalizing tuition-based programs at top business schools, according to an enthusiastic report from the University of Pennsylvania. Rather, MOOCs could become a recruiting tool for tapping new pools of potential students.

Business schools that offe
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Believe the hype: e-learning can revolutionise education in Africa

05/26/2014

Tell us a bit about yourself.

My father was an educational entrepreneur who always encouraged me to take an active role in the family business. In 1975 we were living in Lebanon, but we were forced to flee when the country descended into civil war. We essentially became refugees i
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Digital skills workshop ‘Switch-On’ launched across 30 schools

05/08/2014

Ireland’s Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Pat Rabbitte, TD, has launched a series of national ‘Switch On’ digital skills workshops, the first being in the Monaghan Education Centre in Monaghan Town.

The 30 workshops' focus are on how schools can take advan
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Taking the Liberal Arts Online in the Summer

05/05/2014

I teach at a residential liberal-arts college on the western side of Michigan, with about 3,300 students and 300 faculty members. Unique among the institutions in our regional consortium, and unusual among liberal-arts colleges in general, we have developed an entirely online summer pro
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3 Internal Questions for Non-Profit / For-Profit Online Program Partnerships

05/01/2014

Many of us have been closely following the 2U Semester Online story.The fact that the 2U and its partners have chosen not to continue the Semester Online program should not obscure the larger story about the growth of not-for-profit / for-profit partnerships in developing on
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Top 10 e-learning statistics for 2014 you need to know

05/01/2014

The rise in e-Learning’s popularity isn’t showing any signs of slowing. In fact, judging by the following Top 10 eLearning statistics for 2014 article and infographic, the future of the e-Learning Industry is brighter than ever.

e-Learning has revolutionized th
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On Campus MOOCs

05/01/2014

After more than two years in the cloud, Coursera’s massive open online courses will this summer make landfall at Dominican University of California, which will host the MOOC provider’s first Learning Hub at a U.S. institution.

Dominican is part of Coursera’s latest wave of hubs -- physica
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ASE debuts introductory e-learning program

04/09/2014

LEESBURG, Va. (April 9, 2014) — The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) has introduced an e-learning program called “Introduction to Automobile Service” (IAS).

The program — delivered exclusively online and consisting of four e-learning training modules and a separate
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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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