“Education used to be a slice of life, something you did as a child through college, and then spent the rest of your life working, and then death,” said Udacity CEO Sebastian Thrun onstage at VentureBeat’s DataBeat/Data Summit. “Everything is about to change.”
Online education startup Coursera just raised an additional $20 million in funding, bringing its mammoth series B round to $63 million.
Queen Rania Al Abdullah has taken a personal interest in the MOOc trend. She believes it will benefit minority groups in the Arab World, especially young women.
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.
Udacity just reported the results of its online education experiment at San Jose State University. It’s not quite an “A,” but is a vast improvement over the very public failure in the spring.
NoRedInk was developed by a high school teacher to help students improve their spelling and grammar.
Coursera has recruited some top talent from iconic venture firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers.
If you’ve got a few free minutes, you can finally start learning how to use Basecamp, Asana, or plenty of other online services from just about anywhere thanks to Grovo’s new iOS app.
Online learning platform Udemy announced today that it now supports nine foreign languages and hit the milestone of one million students.
Behind UC Berkeley’s struggle to produce graduates with 21st century job skills.
5 of the 7 fastest growing sectors of the U.S. economy are fueled by technology startups.
San Jose State University is shuttering the five online classes it introduced in April, a decision that may prove to be a major setback for online education.
Coursera just announced a partnership with some of the largest state universities in a bid to bring online education to millions of students.
Editor’s Pick In Christmas 2011, Marc Roth fished out a business card for TechShop out of a shelter’s garbage bin. Two years later, he’s an entrepreneur with a funded laser company, and one of the Maker Movement’s greatest success stories.
Curious opened the digital doors on its marketplace for lifelong learning today to connect teachers and students interested in continuing education.
Udemy launches a new product for companies to help their employees pickup new skills.
NovoEd launched today to make access to courses from prestigious educational institutions available to anyone, starting with Stanford.
Eduston.tv launches an online business education portal for people in BRIC countries and reveals $1 million in seed funding.
Education is already accessible online. Now it’s going open source too.
A landmark bill has been proposed in the Senate to force California’s universities to give credit for online classes.
Online education supernova Coursera just announced that it will offer students verified certificates of completion of some of its courses.
Online developer training portal Pluralsight takes $27.5M in its first round of funding.
For the first time a brick and mortar educational institution, Antioch University, will offer Coursera MOOCs (massive open online courses) for credit as part of a bachelor’s degree program. This announcement could be one of the first tremors in a seismic shift in higher education.
Coursera’s slogan is “Higher education that overcomes the boundaries of geography, time, and money.” Except, of course, for the state boundaries of Minnesota.
Docstoc, the online library of small-business documents, is giving its users a new kind of content: high-quality, beautifully produced videos that will give small and medium-sized businesses an MBA-level schooling in how to build and grow their companies.
The founders of the successful video startup Pure Digital are moving into the education market with crowdsourced lessons.
Crowd sourced education startup Udemy debuted a completely redesigned website today that will make it easier for students to track their progress, engage with their instructors, and discover more courses that interest them.
VentureBeat sat down with Mary Wu, AStudyIn’s founder, to briefly discuss the origins of the concept, the difficulties of an educational startup, and how to incentive getting your learn on.
Two Stanford University professors and a dream to educate the world, that’s what started Coursera. The service offers university-level courses to anyone with an Internet for free and just raised $16 million from venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.
Online degree program 2tor announced a new $26 million round of funding Monday. The company partners with universities to offer online courses and degree programs.
Sal Khan, a YouTube phenomenon, is on a stage talking to higher education professionals about how he’s disrupting their business. How he got here is an interesting story that has everything to do with money.
A new online education startup for Baby Boomers, The Encore Career Institute in Los Gatos, announced today that it has landed $15 million in first round financing co-led by VC firms Granite Ventures and InterWest Partners.
Rupert Murdoch is media’s ultimate contrarian, with a reputation for plunging into new businesses well before others agree on their promise. So could his newfound enthusiasm for education startups give the sector a boost?
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There’s a whole host of ways to teach online, and startup Udemy is looking to make a business for itself in combining a variety of tools together to make what it hopes will be a new kind of online classroom experience. The site officially launched today.
Reed Hastings, chief executive of Netflix, said his passion for education led him to the acquisition today of DreamBox Learning, an education game startup with an interesting approach to learning software.