Amid plagiarism reports, Coursera adds honor code reminders

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.

Flip video cofounder launches learning platform Knowmia

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.

Coursera reaches 1 million students worldwide

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.

Codecademy expands to server side with new Python courses

New York-based Codecademy, which offers online programming courses, said it is expanding to support server-side languages, starting with Python, which was the language most requested by users of the platform. To date, Codecademy had focused on in-browser languages like JavaScript and HTML.

How education startup Coursera may profit from free courses

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.