Tennis Entrepreneurs Score With Online Learning

08/17/2013

The U.S. Open is just around the corner, with the likes of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal set to compete in tennis’ final Grand Slam event of the year. And for those fans who play the game recreationally, two straight weeks of live network coverage provides plenty of inspiration to go work on t
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Coursera, edX Offer Free Online Courses As Cloud Computing Learning Options Proliferate

08/05/2013

The value and variety of online cloud computing programs being offered by leading colleges and universities is proliferating.

Focusing on the learning needs of IT professionals who need to apply cloud technologies to solve complex business
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Free online MIT courses are an education revolution

07/15/2013

Online learning is the biggest shake-up of education since the advent of the printing press, says Anant Agarwal, an MIT computing specialist

You run edX. What exactly is it?

EdX is a massive open online course (MOOC) venture founded last year by Harvard University and the Massachusetts I
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Coursera, an Online Education Company, Raises Another $43 Million

07/10/2013

Coursera, a year-old company offering free online courses, has raised another $43 million in venture capital from investors active in both domestic and international education.

The new investors include the International Finance Corporation, the investment arm of the World Bank, and Laureate Educa
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Real Life: MOOCs Filling Private-sector Skills Gaps

07/01/2013

According to Alison Farmer, Aquent’s VP of learning and development, the firm saw MOOCs as more than a passing fad. “We saw an opportunity to leverage technology to reach a massive audience and, quite possibly, to help someone find a job,” said Farmer. In the early days of web development, Aquent h
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Georgetown, Maryland Add Online Business Programs

06/20/2013

The number of top-ranked business schools jumping into online education continues to grow, with two schools announcing online graduate business programs this week.

Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business introduced a new MS in Finance program that begins in January and costs $68,000
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Moocs are the clever way to keep up to date

06/18/2013

Leading UK universities offer short Mooc courses to help mature students stay abreast of the latest developments.

The world of distance learning has changed beyond recognition since the first correspondence courses dropped onto doormats more than 40 years ago. Classes of thousands from around
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Udacity And Georgia Tech Cross The Rubicon

06/13/2013

Gunnar Counselman, an adjunct fellow at the Christensen Institute and the CEO of Fidelis Education, an enterprise platform for personalized learning, and I coauthored this piece.“There are a few moments in my life I will never forget. Like the moment I proposed to my wife, Petra. … Today is one
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MOOCs For Teachers: They're Learners, Too

06/10/2013

Rarely a day goes by when MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) are not in the news. There is no hotter topic of conversation in education technology today. Journalists are asking “has the future of college moved online?” While many think that MOOCs are the future of higher education in America and are
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Online Education: No Longer Lost In Translation

05/28/2013

Amidst live-streamed commencement ceremonies and webcasted graduation speeches, the debate over online education comes up more often than usual. Learning remotely through educational resources associated with top universities – Udacity, Coursera, and edX among the leading providers – has become v
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Canada to help Caribbean with distance education

05/18/2013

Canada has agreed to help Caribbean youth to gain greater access to post-secondary education through a distance learning partnership with the University of the West Indies (UWI).

Minister of State of Foreign Affairs (Americas and Consular Affairs) Diane Ablonczy, who is on a seven-day, seven-countr
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Antiquated And To Be Annihilated? Is An Online Revolution Brewing In Business Education?

05/16/2013

We hear more and more talk about how the traditional model of business schools will be annihilated by the disruptive innovation of online education, so-called MOOCs (massive open online courses). An increasing number of voices can be heard to proclaim that business schools with their lectures and stud
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Southern New Hampshire, a Little College That's a Giant Online

05/09/2013

Southern New Hampshire University’s quaint red-brick New England campus is home to 2,750 undergraduates, making it the size of some high schools. A casual visitor would never suspect that another 25,000 students are also enrolled online. That’s roughly how many are in the bachelor’s prog
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What MOOCs Can Offer Social Entrepreneurs

05/03/2013

What do you know about massive open online social impact?

When Rajan Kumar signed up to take “Foundations of Business Strategy” on Coursera last month, he never expected to get feedback on his own company’s business operations. But within a few weeks, the biotechnology entrepreneur had recr
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Stanford Expands Public MOOCs (Massively Open On-Line Courses)

03/30/2013

MOOCs or Massively Open On-Line Courses is a new development to leverage technology to deliver education to large numbers (thousands to millions) of people. Khan Academy is similar in that it delivers education over the Internet but slightly different in that it is a one-to-one engagement of thousand
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Online courses open doors for teenagers

03/26/2013

Teenage applicants from as far afield as India and Mongolia are catching western colleges’ attention by taking so-called “massive online open courses” designed for older students.

Schoolchildren taking courses on their own initiative already account for about 5 per cent of the 800,000 s
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Q&A: Getting an MBA in the Middle of Nowhere

03/26/2013

Cory Broussard can safely say he is unlike almost any other MBA student. An engineer for Shell Oil (RDSA), Broussard participates in the MBA@UNC online program from a cubicle on the company’s Mars Tension-Leg Platform, which is a permanent offshore oil drilling and production platform 130 miles southwe
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Google In Education: Chromebooks A 'Right Time Technology' For Passaic, New Jersey School District

03/21/2013

Google‘s Chromebook — and by extension Chrome OS — is being adopted by our education system at a brisk pace. As of February 2013 more than 2000 districts in the United States have deployed Chromebooks to their students and faculty. I’ve reported on Chromebooks before, but I wanted to take a de
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Special K: Don't Sleep On Khan Academy, Knewton

03/21/2013

Listening to Sal Khan, founder of the Khan Academy, speak on stage to several hundred attendees at the 5th Anniversary Gala last week for Innosight Institute—the non-profit that I co-founded—I thought about how Clayton Christensen and I have speculated for some time that the long-term future of
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The Real Winners of the Coming Revolution in Higher Education

03/12/2013

A revolution is coming to U.S. higher education, one that will sweep away an archaic business model, erase the value of many venerable brands, and enhance the brands of new entrants and nimble incumbents. It will be a tough time for many U.S. colleges and universities bu
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Peter Thiel Backs Thinkful For Personalized Online Education

02/26/2013

Online education startup Thinkful has raised $1 million in seed financing from Peter Thiel‘s FF Angel, RRE Ventures and Quotidian Ventures.

Founded in 2012, Thinkful is designed to provide personalized online learning for people. It’s starting with a course on front-end web development but
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The Online Course Every Entrepreneur Should Take

02/20/2013

Lean Startup in Theory

Any entrepreneur considering starting his or her own business, if not aware already, should understand at the very least the basic premise of the lean startup methodology. Lean startup says that a business can produce better result
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Students stuck in remote parts? There's an app for that

02/18/2013

Distance learning programmes are handing out iPads to help students stay on course.

Students on the University of Leicester's new distance learning MSc in security, conflict and international development face more challenges than the average distance learner. For example, some students migh
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Making overseas students count

02/15/2013

Why has Oxford Brookes topped the charts of UK universities teaching students abroad? It's all down to a fruitful collaboration with accountants, explains vice-chancellor Janet Beer.

A partnership between Oxford Brookes University and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (Acca) he
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MOOCs: A College Education Online?

01/28/2013

Although it has given rise to jokes about cows and an outfielder for the 1986 New York Mets, MOOC is actually an acronym for Massive Open Online Courses.  Depending on whom you ask, they point the way to the future of higher education, the end of higher education as we know it, both, or neither.

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Free Online College Courses Take Big Step Forward

01/23/2013

Free online college classes known as “massive open online courses,” or MOOCs, have made another big stride toward changing the model for higher education. Dozens of public universities are planning to offer introductory MOOCs for credit to anyone with an internet connection around the world, ac
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Top UK universities launch free online courses

12/14/2012

Elite institutions will team up with the Open University to offer free internet courses through FutureLearn, a new company that will rival US programmes Coursera and edX.

Eleven top UK universities are joining the Open University to launch free internet courses, in a bid to catch up with the
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Taking The Next Step in Online Education With Credit Equivalency

11/16/2012

Despite recent advances being made in education technology, right now students actually have dwindling options when it comes to higher education. Between the decline of education budgets and rising tuition, there seem to be fewer opportunities and more obstacles for students to complete a degree program.  
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Private Company Solves US Education Problem

11/15/2012

The government spends millions of dollars and countless hours trying to fix our stumbling education system, progress is slow, and lasting change seems unlikely. Higher education is expensive, and only getting more so.

Many students face barriers to getting the education they really want — but toda
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Coursera Mulls Webcam Exam As A Path To College Credit

11/13/2012

Online college-level education is booming, with Silicon Valley’s Coursera and its 1.8 million enrollees leading the way. Early versions haven’t provided  transferable college credit at real-world universities. But Courera hopes to eliminate that gap — through the unusual method of having studen
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