Online learning startup Coursera is partnering with several schools of education, as well as other institutions and museums, to bring professional development courses to K-12 teachers online.
Online learning site Udemy is launching a corporate training option that enables companies to create private online learning sites for their employees.
Pluralsight, a Salt Lake City-based developer training company, has released new programming courses for kids in elementary, middle and high school.
Benchprep, a digital learning startup based in Chicago, is rolling out video-based software training courses targeting college and high school students, not adults looking for professional development.
CreativeLIVE, a Seattle-based provider of online skill-focused classes, has raised a small amount of funding from big name Hollywood agencies Creative Artists Agency and William Morris Endeavor, as well as Google Ventures and the Crunchfund.
In a Twitter chat Thursday, educators and technologists debated how emerging technologies and new models for education could help students better prepare for college and careers. Here’s a look at the conversation.
The American Council on Education says that it has approved a handful of Coursera courses for credit equivalency, meaning those classes could count toward a degree.
As new online learning startups have attracted media attention and investor dollars, lynda.com, a veteran of the industry has remained relatively quiet. But on Tuesday the company said it raised $103 million in its first venture round since launching in 1995.
Online education startup Coursera has announced that it will charge students $30 to $100 for “verified certificates” that authenticate students’ identity and provide a more valuable credential. At launch, the program includes four universities out of the company’s nearly three dozen partners.
Udemy, a San Francisco-based online learning startup, on Friday announced that it had raised $12 million in Series B funding in a round led by Insight Venture Partners. In the past year, the company said revenue has climbed 400 percent.