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  • Udemy Rolls Out New Publishing Platform To Help Teachers Create Quality Online Courses

    Udemy Rolls Out New Publishing Platform To Help Teachers Create Quality Online Courses

    Online video education is a hot space right now, thanks to the likes of Khan Academy, Coursera, Udacity, StraighterLine, Lynda.com, CreativeLIVE (and many more), which are collectively on a mission to democratize education and bring affordable, online learning tools and courses to a global audience. While the rising tide of video-based learning has lifted all boats, it’s also led to… Read More

  • Gasp! Thanks To These Startups, Teachers Are Making Money On The Web

    Gasp! Thanks To These Startups, Teachers Are Making Money On The Web

    On the whole, teacher compensation in the U.S. is embarrassing. To pick on marketers, some might see the fact that the average marketing manager makes twice the average salary of just about every type of teacher as just a wee bit backwards. Luckily, there are a number of startups that are starting to change that, thanks to the Web and the growing popularity of open, online educational platforms. Read More

  • Technology Cannot Disrupt Education From The Top Down

    Technology Cannot Disrupt Education From The Top Down

    Computer technology has penetrated the classroom for thirty years with little impact. After hundreds of “disruptive” education startups, the best innovation in education is still the chalkboard. This isn’t the fault of the entrepreneurs, but the fault of an education system which resists innovation at every turn. Many K-12 education technology startups target teachers and… Read More

  • Crowdsourced Learning Platform Udemy Raises $3 Million From Lightbank And Others

    Crowdsourced Learning Platform Udemy Raises $3 Million From Lightbank And Others

    Groupon investors Eric Lefkofsky and Brad Keywell have led a $3 million Series A vote in Udemy, an online platform that allows anyone to host and learn from online classes. 500 Startups and MHS Capital also participated in the round. Competing with Lynda.com, Udemy offers classes ranging from “Product Developement at Facebook” to “14-Day Total Yoga Body: Lose Weight, Detox… Read More

  • Udemy Scores $1M In Seed Funding, Aims To Democratize Online Learning

    Udemy, which aims to democratize learning on the Web by basically letting anyone teach and school themselves through online courses, has raised $1 million in seed funding from a host of top notch investors to ramp up hiring efforts. The Founder Institute-incubated startup received funding from an impressive list of angel investors such as Keith Rabois, Rick Thompson, Russ Fradin, Benjamin… Read More

  • Udemy Launches Virtual Learning Academy

    Online video education is a space that is growing rapidly, and even attracting the attention of Microsoft founder Bill Gates, who thinks that web-based learning sites will revolutionize education. Today, Udemy is launching as a learning site that aims to democratize online education by enabling anyone to teach and learn online. Udemy, which was incubated at the Founder Institute, provides… Read More