Sebastian Thrun made robots smarter, and built “Stanley,” the driverless car that won the 2005 DARPA Challenge. Now he’s making humans smarter with Udacity, the online education company he co-founded in 2011.
You could be harboring the talent of Annie Leibovitz or the creative prowess of Francis Ford Coppola and not even know it. CreativeLive has scooped up $21.5 million to unleash the artist within you.
MOOCS, like Berlin-based Iversity, are gaining steam in Europe. Iversity has signed up over 115,000 students across an initial batch of 24 courses and aims to hit 1 million by the end of 2014.
Online learning platform Udemy announced today that it now supports nine foreign languages and hit the milestone of one million students.
Ed-tech startup Instructure has raised $30 million led Bessemer Venture Partners. Instructure is the company behind Canvas, a learning management system (LMS) that is used by 425 colleges, universities, and school districts.