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Flex Class Raises $2.5M for Sponsored MOOC Platform (EdSurge News)

FLEX CLASS has raised a ₹16.70 crore ($2.5 million) round at a ₹402 crore ($60 million) valuation. The New Delhi-based company raised $500,000 in August 2015 and scored commitments worth $10 million from employers across India in December 2015, according to a press release. The company makes profess

Online Students Do Not Learn By Video Alone, Finds Study – Streaming Media Magazine

Streamed lectures, it turns out, are a poor replacement for classroom learning. To help students absorb what they hear, add interactive activities to the curriculum.

Why You Should Care That MOOCs Had a Great 2015

Massive open online courses saw great growth in 2015, and according to new data from Reportlinker, more demand for this affordable education option means more growth.   Driven by increased platform connectivity and device-based computing adoption, as well as the emergence of online and collaborative learning and technology personalization, Reportlinker estimates the MOOC market to grow by nearly $7 billion by 2020.   Here’s a look at where MOOCs fared last year by the numbers with data collected by Class Central: 35 million: total number . . .

Udacity Is Now Offering a ‘Job Guarantee’ for Its Nanodegree Program Grads

Udacity and other online education platforms still face a lot of skepticism from within the technology industries they target. A common refrain is that they’re unproven. There’s some standardization as to what a college class or college degree means in terms of effort put forth and comprehension gained, but a Udacity “nanodegree” or Coursera specialization track is still a question mark for hiring managers. A sentiment I see on discussion boards is that MOOC coursework shows interest in a topic or field, but not necessarily proficiency.

What universities of future look like

THE growth in online learning will increasingly impact on the space needs of Australian shyuniversities.

City Vision University and MOOC Partner to provide $2,000 Accredited Online Associates and $5,000 Bachelors Degree

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India’s New MOOC Superpowers and Canada’s 2016 MOOC Opportunity in New Book

From Yahoo Finance: Whether you are a ‘MOOCer’ or an ‘Anti-MOOC’ reader, the 2016 “MOOC it: Massive Open Online Courses in tweets” book follows the year’s key MOOCs happenings from India to China to Europe to USA and others to let the reader make up their own mind on whether MOOCs are in the past, or are they our future? The book highlights the MOOC progress per region and per subject area and provides the reader with links to further information on their key areas of interest.

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