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UW partners with non-profit edX to offer free online courses

Non-Profit Innovation: How Minerva Plans To Make Its Affordable, Next-Gen University A Reality

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The Minerva Project burst onto the scene last year with an ambitious goal: To create the next elite American university, online, and, in so doing, help rethink the role of higher education in the Digital Era. Not only that, but the startup wants to establish rigorous, Ivy League-caliber standards, admitting...
Non-Profit Innovation: How Minerva Plans To Make Its Affordable, Next-Gen University A Reality

Can Minerva Build An Online Ivy? With $25M From Benchmark & Larry Summers Advising, There’s Hope.

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Well, we’ve said it before: Technology is changing education, it’s flipping the classroom, bringing instructional videos to the masses, and dragging online higher education into legitimacy. Investors have begun to hear the call, as was evidenced today when Benchmark Capital made its largest seed investment to date — $25 million...
Can Minerva Build An Online Ivy? With $25M From Benchmark & Larry Summers Advising, There’s Hope.

Coursera partners with state universities to bring online education to millions

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Coursera just announced a partnership with some of the largest state universities in a bid to bring online education to millions of students. The online education provider has teamed up with a 10 state university systems and public university flagships, including the State University of New York (SUNY), and the University of...
Coursera partners with state universities to bring online education to millions

Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

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Readers react to a proposal for a longer school year and day.    ...
Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?
Let's broaden the MOOC experiment

UK universities trail behind their US counterparts on social platforms

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Research by social media consultancy Sociagility shows that Britain’s elite universities are losing out to their US counterparts on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. In times where student fees are going up and higher educational choices are getting tougher, it’s an important space when focussing on domestic...
UK universities trail behind their US counterparts on social platforms

Daily Report: College of the Future May Be on the Internet

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Tamar Lewin reports on massive open online courses, MOOCs, in Tuesday's New York Times. These are college-level courses free to anyone with an Internet connection, offered by elite universities that have joined forces with private companies....
Daily Report: College of the Future May Be on the Internet

2tor's new mobile app takes graduate school off the quad, onto smart phones [exclusive]

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Ah, the university campus. Tree-lined pathways, library stacks filled with students toiling away at antique wooden desks, the chimes of the bell tower. Internet degrees may not replicate these sensory experiences, but education technology company 2tor is putting top tier graduate programs online. Today, this hot startup is announcing...
2tor's new mobile app takes graduate school off the quad, onto smart phones [exclusive]

The problem with investing based on pattern recognition

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A famous story in artificial intelligence is how the US military developed algorithms to determine whether an image had a tank in it. They used a standard machine learning method: feed the computer a “training set” of photos, some of which had tanks in them and some of which didn’t, and...
The problem with investing based on pattern recognition
UC spends big to market its online courses, reaches one user

Pathwright Launches Platform To Let Anyone Create, Sell Branded Online Courses

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Online education has been around for years, but they were largely viewed as experiments. Over the last year, things have changed. Elite universities are not only taking online education seriously, they’re building it into their 10-year plans. Harvard and MIT’s EdX is one example, Coursera another, while startups like CodeAcademy,...
Pathwright Launches Platform To Let Anyone Create, Sell Branded Online Courses
Gild Source helps startups mine for developer talent gold
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