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Canvas Network to Focus on Professional Development for Educators

Canvas Network to Focus on Professional Development for Educators

Established in late 2012, Canvas Network has released more than 500 free self-paced and session-based courses from many institutions. In the 2015 progress report, Canvas Network mentioned that it “has enabled institutions, teachers, and students worldwide to connect and chart their own course for personal growth, professional development, and academic inquiry.” More recently, Canvas announced…
Udacity Doubles Prices, Relaunches 1-on-1 Mentorships & Career Coaching

Udacity Doubles Prices, Relaunches 1-on-1 Mentorships & Career Coaching

Last week, Sebastian Thrun, CEO of the $1B e-learning startup Udacity, made three important announcements: New Prices: Udacity is revamping its Nanodegree pricing scheme: fixed fees are replaced by a $399 monthly fee — amounting to a significant overall price hike. New Mentors: Udacity is expanding its mentorship model to offer more individualized, end-to-end support…

Learning with MOOCs 2019: Abstracts Due May 15

The sixth annual Learning with MOOCs conference will take place in Milwaukee, USA, from October 23 to 25, 2019. As its name suggests, the conference is dedicated to online education with a focus on MOOCs — from how they’re designed and delivered to how they’re influencing the future of education at large. This year, the…
Coursera and FutureLearn Raise Big Rounds from the Same Investor

Coursera and FutureLearn Raise Big Rounds from the Same Investor

Last week, Coursera announced their Series E round of $103M, led by Australia’s SEEK group. And this week FutureLearn announced that they raised £50M ($65M) from the same investor. In the case of FutureLearn, SEEK was the sole investor and took a 50% stake in the company. SEEK group is Australia’s number 1 job matching…

Learning with MOOCs 2019: Abstracts Due May 1st

The sixth annual Learning with MOOCs conference will take place in Milwaukee, USA, from October 23 to 25, 2019. As its name suggests, the conference is dedicated to online education with a focus on MOOCs — from how they’re designed and delivered to how they’re influencing the future of education at large. This year, the…
Getting Ready for EMOOCs 2019

Getting Ready for EMOOCs 2019

We’re on our way to Italy! The big European MOOC conference, EMOOCs, is happening next month in the coastal city of Naples. The conference will tackle some big, future-oriented themes, including how higher education can respond to the demands of the information economy, reskilling and upskilling the workforce, and data and technology in education. Perhaps…

Learning With MOOCS VI: Abstract Due May 1st

The sixth annual Learning with MOOCs conference will take place in Milwaukee, USA, from October 23 to 25, 2019. As its name suggests, the conference is dedicated to online education with a focus on MOOCs — from how they are designed to how they are delivered. This year, the conference’s theme is “Enhancing Workforce Diversity…
Udacity Lays Off 20% of Staff, Continues Transformation

Udacity Lays Off 20% of Staff, Continues Transformation

In new round of layoffs, Udacity cuts one fifth of its workforce. Measure is part of new leadership plan to turn company around. Other measures include restructuring leadership, downsizing offices. Class Central also notices that Udacity has frozen hiring, didn’t launch new scholarships, and hasn’t announced an Intersect Conference so far this year. Earlier this…
In India, MOOCs Are Now Part of the Education System

In India, MOOCs Are Now Part of the Education System

SWAYAM exams underway — tweeted by R. Subrahmanyam, India’s Education Secretary In December 2018, 3,800 students flocked to exam centers across India to sit exams for courses taken on SWAYAM, India’s national MOOC platform. It was the first time SWAYAM exams were organized. And what made these special is that, although SWAYAM courses are offered…
Imperial Announces Machine Learning Online Master’s on Coursera

Imperial Announces Machine Learning Online Master’s on Coursera

Today, Imperial College London announced it will be launching an online master’s degree in machine learning. The program will be offered on Coursera and will welcome its first learners cohort in fall 2020. Imperial is ranked among the world’s top ten universities by QS and Times Higher Education. The degree will be the second offered…

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