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Teachers From Facebook And Salesforce Fill Udacity’s New Data Science Program

The Internet is full of lucrative data and businesses are eager for statisticians who can mine it for golden digital nuggets. <a target="_blank" href="http://www.fastcompany.com/3021614/fast-feed/whit

Coursera Adds Another $20M To Its Already Massive Series B

Back in July, Coursera announced a $43 million series B. Now the round has grown to an even more impressive $63 million with the addition of funding from three undisclosed university partners.

Europe’s iversity Launches 1st MOOCs With 100k+ Students & Curriculum Of 24 Courses

Berlin-based MOOCs startup iversity, which last year began a pivot away from online learning collaboration tools with the aim of becoming the Coursera of Europe, is launching its first clutch of free

Coursmos Is A Bite-Sized E-learning Platform For The Twitter Generation

Russian startup Coursmos reckons it's spotted a soundbite-sized gap in the e-learning delivery space. Unlike the long-form commitment required to take a typical MOOC, its online courses are broken dow

FutureLearn Launches First Batch Of 20 Free Courses As It Chases Coursera, Et Al.

FutureLearn, a U.K.-led MOOCs alliance, has launched its first set of free courses, nine months after announcing its intention to jump into the Massively Open Online Courses space. FutureLearn has gro

Free Massive Online Education Provider, Coursera, Begins To Find A Path To Profits

Online education providers may very well disrupt <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2013/01/15/how-californias-new-online-education-pilot-will-end-college-as-we-know-it/">the higher-education</a> e

Google Expands Role In Digital Education, Teams Up With edX To Build A YouTube For Free Online Courses

It's turning into a busy week for Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) providers, and the tech companies that love them -- particularly Google. On Monday, Udacity co-founder and CEO Sebastian Thrun and C

Udacity And San Jose State See Improvement In Their Online Education Experiment [Updated]

Experimentation is a roller coaster. San Jose State University suspended its controversial <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2013/07/19/san-jose-states-bold-experiment-in-online-ed-disappoints-susp

Coursera Brings Online Instruction To Teachers, Taking Its First Steps Into The K-12 Market

While some institutions of higher learning have grown skeptical of <a target="_blank" href="http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/04/19/despite-courtship-amherst-decides-shy-away-star-mooc-provider"

Stanford’s NovoEd Brings Collaboration And Group Learning To MOOCs To Help Fight Attrition

What is it with Stanford professors and Massive Open Online Courses (a.k.a. MOOCs)? For those who have no idea what I'm talking about, two of the three most popular MOOCs -- <a href="https://beta.tech

edX Merges With Stanford’s Class2Go To Build An Open-Source Online Learning Platform

As new models of digital learning sweep across higher education, colleges and universities across the globe are scrambling to get on board and make their course catalogs available to a wider audience

MeeGo To MOOCs, Ex-Nokians Launch Eliademy To Put Education In The Cloud

Legend has it that <a target="_blank" href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/anssi-vanjoki">Anssi Vanjoki</a>, the ex-Nokia VP who many inside the company once thought would be its next CEO, used to r

Berlin-Based iversity Relaunches As MOOCs Platform, Sets Its Sights On Becoming The Coursera Of Europe

The fast expanding universe of MOOCs has a new addition. Berlin-based startup iversity, founded in 2011 to offer online collaboration tools for learning management, has relaunched itself as a platform

U.K. MOOCs Alliance, Futurelearn, Adds British Council To Its Free Higher Education Roster

The U.K. MOOCs alliance, Futurelearn, which was announced last December and will be offering its first free courses "from mid-2013" with the aim of creating a globally accessible British higher educat

U.K. MOOCs Alliance, Futurelearn, Adds Five More Universities And The British Library — Now Backed By 18 Partners

Futurelearn, the U.K.'s first large-scale alliance between traditional higher education institutions aimed at testing the waters of MOOCs (massively open online courses), has bolstered the number of p

Curbing The Cost Of College: Coursera Wins Approval To Offer Online Courses For Credit For Under $200

Last year, the buzz around the potential of online courses (particularly MOOC platforms) reached new heights, and this year is already shaping up to be the one in which online course platforms and the

Coursera Takes A Big Step Toward Monetization, Now Lets Students Earn “Verified Certificates” For A Fee

Stanford professors Daphne Koller and Andrew Ng launched <a target="_blank" href="https://www.coursera.org/">Coursera</a> last year to give anyone and everyone access to courses from top-tier universi

CourseTalk Launches A Yelp For Open Online Courses And What This Means For Higher Education

One of the most popular topics in education technology these days is the subject of <a target="_blank" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eW3gMGqcZQc">MOOCs</a>, otherwise known as Massive Open Onli

2U One-Ups MOOCs, Coursera, Now Offers Online Undergrad Courses From Top Schools For Credit

Four years after it launching its first graduate program with USC, 2U today has announced its foray into undergraduate education through a new program called <a target="_blank" href="http://semestero

With 4.5M Users, Instructure Takes On The Courseras & Udacities Of The World With Its Own Open Course Network

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.instructure.com/">Instructure</a> launched Canvas in 2011 to give educational institutions an alternative to the ubiquitous (but much criticized) software of educat
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