After a report last week about plagiarism incidences on Coursera, which offers free online courses, the startup has added honor code reminders to help keep students honest. The startup recently announced that it has enrolled more than one million students from around the world.
Launched by the executives behind Flip video camera, Knowmia offers a video lesson platform for teachers and students. The startup, which is part of startup accelerator Y Combinator’s latest class, works with teachers to review and curate videos.
Online education startup Coursera, which provides free online courses taught by professors at top universities, has attracted one million enrolled students from every country in the world. The company has raised $22 million and partners with universities including Stanford, Princeton and Duke.
According to GSV Advisors, an investment firm specializing in education, investments in K-12 education climbed to $389 million in 2011, which is up from $13 million in 2005. But despite massive growth, the sector isn’t without its obstacles.
Despite ongoing debate about the effects of online learning, a report from the Pew Internet and American Life Project and Elon University shows that a majority of technology stakeholders expect it to transform higher education by 2020.
Earlier this week, online ed startup Coursera said it added a dozen new universities and raised an additional $6 million. A contract between the company and a university partner, obtained by the Chronicle of Higher Education, reveals hints about how it plans to profit.
In some circles, the phrase “gamification” may have gone out of fashion but, with help from Bunchball, Course Hero is intent on showing that it can still pack a punch in education and released some data to illustrate its point.
In addition to announcing $6 million in new funding, online education startup Coursera Tuesday announced that was adding a dozen new university partners, including three international partners.
As online classes proliferate, LearningJar, which launched in public beta this week, offers a platform to help people figure out the skills and courses to focus on, track their progress and prove their competence.