Online Colleges Won’t Solve Higher Ed’s Problems by Daniel Luzer Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), large-scale courses developed by professors and offered to students for free online, represent one of the more important trends in higher education today. Their unique structure allows technology to provide high-quality course material to interested students around the world.
FutureLearn, wholly-owned by the UK’s Open University, is working to develop online courses and become a significant MOOC provider to join the conversation with Coursera and Udacity. According to Tim Dodd of Financial Review, FutureLearn Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Simon Nelson said he believes “the digital disruption in education will broaden and enter the field of corporate training.”
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 is a very important day - Demo Day for the DreamIt NYC 2013 class of companies including three learning companies in the Startl cohort. Demo Day is an invitation-only event where investors, press and program supporters get their first chance to meet the graduating DreamIt NYC class. Following the demo portion [...]
Glory provided a new and inventive way of learning history through the eyes of four unique fictional characters. Throughout our week-long tournament of sorts, I got to experience a time period about which I knew very little and bond with my fellow Avenues students over one thing we had all grown to love: Glory.
Dan Shipper, 22, is going into his final semester at University of Pennsylvania. Despite Shipper splitting time between class and "real" work, Firefly is profitable.
(StatePoint) Across the country, parents are beginning to notice that today’s classroom looks quite different from what they experienced in their own school days. From personalized learning technologi
Fourteen-year-old Emerson Walker was sitting in class at Turpin High School when he realized he had forgotten his planner and couldn’t write down his assignments.
“I had an iPad at the time, so I thought, ‘Why isn’t there an app for this?’” he told me.
So he did what any good son of a partner at a venture firm would do — he decided to develop it himself (with some light encouragement from dad).
Connecting kids to lots of interesting experiences has become a lot easier with Skype In The Classroom, a program from the online phone service that connects students with guest speakers and other …
Like many entrepreneurs, Tarikh Korula takes pride in the standard perks of entrepreneurship: He doesn’t have a boss, a corporate cubicle, or a “real job.” It’s been seven years since he’s worked in what he calls a “proper midtown office.”
If you’ve ever harboured secret ambitions of becoming a palaeontologist or just watched Jurassic Park too many times, a new massive open online course (or MOOC) has opened for registration which might just be relevant to your interests.