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Khan Academy Brings Its 3,500+ Educational Videos To The iPhone

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Whether or not one believes Khan Academy is helping to reinvent education, it’s hard to dispute the fact that Khan (and now his team) are an educational video-producing machine, or that the platform continues to diversify. In part, that started with the release of its iPad app in March. This...
Khan Academy Brings Its 3,500+ Educational Videos To The iPhone

BenchPrep Redefines Digital Education With All-You-Can-Eat Subscriptions

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If there’s one thing that’s become clear amid the current digital revolution it’s that consumers want access to their content anywhere, anytime, without rules or restrictions. Interactive learning platform BenchPrep is taking this lesson to heart with the release of its new all-you-can-eat service. Beginning today, BenchPrep will offer...
BenchPrep Redefines Digital Education With All-You-Can-Eat Subscriptions

Testing students during video lectures improves learning

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U Penn In recent years, massive open online courses (MOOCs), through the likes of Coursera, have attracted hundreds of thousands of students from across the world. Many teachers are using a "flipped" classroom model, where students take lectures through videos at their convenience and spend the time in class...
Testing students during video lectures improves learning

Mixpanel Launches A Site For Analytics Education, With Video Lectures From YouTube, BranchOut, And Others

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Analytics statup Mixpanel has launched a new page on its website that co-founder Suhail Doshi described as “TED for analytics.” The goal, he said, is to help companies get a better understanding of what kind of data to collect and how to use it. To that end, Mixpanel invites experts...
Mixpanel Launches A Site For Analytics Education, With Video Lectures From YouTube, BranchOut, And Others

Online education startup P2PU expands with 5 languages and 15 new courses

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In our seminal report on How the Internet is Revolutionizing Education, we introduced you to P2PU, a grassroots, open education project that organizes learning outside of institutional walls. Since last summer, P2PU has grown to 30,000 users aka “peers” under the care of its 7-person team that’s strategically spread across...
Online education startup P2PU expands with 5 languages and 15 new courses

The Race To Fill Online Classrooms Expands Overseas

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Coursera and Edx are expanding globally, and acting locally on a "flipped classroom" model. Coursera and Edx, two platforms for Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs) -- dubbed by Clay Shirky the "MP3 of Higher Ed" -- each announced today that they are expanding their reach with international partners. Coursera,...
The Race To Fill Online Classrooms Expands Overseas

Koemei Is Out To Transcribe All Video And Make It Searchable

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Lord knows there is a lot of online video out there these days, but only a tiny proportion of it has been transcribed (less than 1% according to some estimates). Searching the mountains of video generated by businesses, governments and educational institutions for the valuable information within is almost impossible...
Koemei Is Out To Transcribe All Video And Make It Searchable

Functional Programming Principles in Scala: First Impressions

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Two of the Guardian's software developers take a look at the new programming language course offered by Scala creator, Martin OderskyThis week we've set ourselves the challenge (along with most of the developers here at the Guardian) of undertaking Functional Programming Principles in Scala. Scala is the main programming language...
Functional Programming Principles in Scala: First Impressions

Sheryl Sandberg: the Facebook boss on a self-help mission | Profile

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She's helped transform two of the world's biggest companies. Now, with a book and accompanying movement, she aims to change other women's lives. But can she win over her high-profile critics?Sheryl Sandberg does not do things by half-measures. So when the chief operating officer of Facebook and the most high-profile...
Sheryl Sandberg: the Facebook boss on a self-help mission | Profile

Coursera moves beyond universities by partnering with 12 institutions to offer 28 free courses for teachers

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Coursera on Wednesday announced it has partnered with 12 top professional development programs and schools of education to open up training and development courses to teachers worldwide. The massive open online course (MOOC) provider is expanding beyond university courses by offering 28 teaching courses for free, with more to come....
Coursera moves beyond universities by partnering with 12 institutions to offer 28 free courses for teachers

With Over 6,000 Courses Now Live, Udemy Brings Its Learning Marketplace To iOS To Let You Study On The Go

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Udemy launched in 2010 to help students of all ages continue their education through video-based, online courses — and in turn, give teachers (and experts) a way to make a buck by sharing their knowledge with the masses. Capitalizing on the growing interest and buzz around online learning and MOOC...
With Over 6,000 Courses Now Live, Udemy Brings Its Learning Marketplace To iOS To Let You Study On The Go

PowerPoint Alternative Prezi Is Growing By 1 Million Users A Month--And Making Noise

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Prezi is quickly becoming the de facto alternative to a boring PowerPoint presentation. In the past 10 months, the company has doubled its user base, from 10 million to 20 million users, gaining 1 million new users a month. It's likely to get even more popular because the online presentation...
PowerPoint Alternative Prezi Is Growing By 1 Million Users A Month--And Making Noise

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Teacher’s Pet BenchPrep Raises $6 Million to Grow its Interactive Learning Platform

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Interactive learning platform BenchPrep has raised $6 million in Series B financing to disrupt the high school, college, and professional certification self-study markets. BenchPrep combines traditional ebooks with elements like video lectures, audio lectures, flashcards, question banks, and personalized analytics to create a learning experience entirely distinct from static...
Teacher’s Pet BenchPrep Raises $6 Million to Grow its Interactive Learning Platform

BenchPrep Raises $6 Million From NEA And Revolution Ventures To Help Students Study On Any Mobile Device

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In June 2011, BenchPrep launched and became one of the first startups funded by Groupon's executives.Today it's announcing a $6 million round of financing from New Enterprise Associates and Revolution Ventures. NEA general partner Peter Barris is joining BenchPrep's board of directors.BenchPrep is a marketplace and learning platform that helps...
BenchPrep Raises $6 Million From NEA And Revolution Ventures To Help Students Study On Any Mobile Device

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Schoolhouse Funk: Bootsy Collins Launches Online Education Program

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Legendary funk music pioneer Bootsy Collins is starting an online education program for bass players. His Funk University is now accepting enrollments, and classes start July 1. A member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Collins rose to fame playing bass with James Brown and with Parliament-Funkadelics. Sponsor...
Schoolhouse Funk: Bootsy Collins Launches Online Education Program

Two startups aim to make higher education more affordable — or free

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Higher education costs have skyrocketed by over 430 percent since the 1980s. Now two startups aim to make college courses more affordable. Coursera offers free online courses from universities like Stanford and Princeton. And a new tool from Akademos helps professors find less expensive — or free — textbooks for...
Two startups aim to make higher education more affordable — or free

Google partners with Startup Weekend to expand NEXT, a pre-accelerator for 'customer discovery'

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Google has partnered with Startup Weekend to launch an updated five week curriculum for the NEXT pre-accelerator program, designed to teach startup founders how to engage with new customers, investors, partners and potential employees. The curriculum is delivered through workshop-style classes and independent assignments, alongside weekly video lectures created by...
Google partners with Startup Weekend to expand NEXT, a pre-accelerator for 'customer discovery'

Coursera Aims To Make America's Higher Ed System Interactive And Public, Secures $22 Million

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The dream of two Stanford professors of making America’s higher education system interactive and universally accessible just got one step closer, with an extra $3.7 million in funding ($22mm total) and 13 new university partners, including Caltech and Duke. “I think the reason for the huge enrollments is that these...
Coursera Aims To Make America's Higher Ed System Interactive And Public, Secures $22 Million

Twitter Takes Big Data to School

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It’s that time of year again. The tinsel is hung, annoying music is playing nonstop, and university classes are winding down while students prep for exams before the holidays. That includes the students from Professor Marti Hearst’s class at the University of California at Berkeley, all of whom just finished...
Twitter Takes Big Data to School

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (FB, AAPL)

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Good morning. News: It turns out Instagram only cost Facebook $715 million, not $1 billion. (Mostly because Facebook's stock price cratered.) Jack Dorsey may have stopped working at Twitter so much, but he can still get it to buy a startup when he wants to. Nintendo plans to sell the Wii U...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (FB, AAPL)

Y Combinator-backed Knowmia grows its library of educational video classes

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Inspired by Khan Academy, the next wave of education technology startups are seeing opportunity in video. At Y Combinator’s Demo Day today, two of the most seasoned entrepreneurs who presented were Ariel Braunstein, a member of the founding team behind Flip video cameras, and Scott Kabat, a marketing executive....
Y Combinator-backed Knowmia grows its library of educational video classes

12 Great Free Video Tutorial Sites To Brush Up Your Tech Skills

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Video tutorials take us back into the classroom — a virtual one. Few would disagree that online video ‘lectures’ are more interesting than what they are in the real world. After all, there’s very little chance of your professor catching you knocking back a milk shake. Even as I...
12 Great Free Video Tutorial Sites To Brush Up Your Tech Skills
Coursera raises $16M for free online education for the masses
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