Coursera is committed to seeing that our courses meet our students’ educational goals, from simply experiencing the joy of learning something new, to seeking improved employment opportunities, to…
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“Udacity is thrilled to announce a partnership with San Jose State University to pilot three courses—Visualizing Intermediate Algebra, College Algebra, and Elementary Statistics—available online at an affordable tuition rate and for college credit. This is the first time a MOOC has been offered for credit and purely online.”
University accredited courses for $150 via a MOOC at Udacity. What ever our feelings about it, higher education faces massive disruption in the years ahead as new platforms make it accessable for all, not just the privileged few.
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Stanford professors Daphne Koller and Andrew Ng launched Coursera last year to give anyone and everyone access to courses from top-tier universities — for free, online.
Free learning … pay for the certification. A value add business model emerges for MOOCs.
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Massive open online courses—dubbed MOOCs—have lured venture investors and universities, who have put millions of dollars into companies that partner with schools or instructors to offer free courses.
MOOC search for a way to monetorize their offer.
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Cutting out the middleman in higher education, or disintermediation, could be a boon for professors. If the approach pioneered by StraighterLine and Udemy takes off, adjunct professors in particular could have a new avenue to hawk their wares.
New online platforms are allowing professors, teacherpreneurs and people with extensive industry knowledge to create new revenue streams without the need to secure Educational Instutional employment.
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