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I recently met a principal at the world’s largest school.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University have each contributed $30-million to the edX online-learning program, but a third university will provide technology instead. The University of California at Berkeley is bringing a new online platform to the project.
Difficult times prevail across the world with the economy in a recession and inflation at its pinnacle.
Earlier this week, online education startup Coursera said it added twelve new university partners and raised an additional $6 million .
Even before the expansion, Daphne Koller and Andrew Ng , the founders of Coursera, said it had registered 680,000 students in 43 courses with its original partners, Michigan, Princeton, Stanford and the University of Pennsylvania.
This is a great idea. Dan Meyer and Justin Reich are sponsoring the MTT2K Prize .
Online education is on a tear. Every few weeks or so, it seems like yet another startup offering online classes announces a multimillion dollar funding round. This week, San Francisco-based UniversityNow, which provides affordable higher education degrees online, said it raised $17.3 million .
Faculty members are far less excited by, and more fearful of, the recent growth of online education than are academic technology administrators, according to a new study by Inside Higher Ed and the Babson Survey Research Group. But professors are hardly the luddites many still assume them to be.
Stanford President John Hennessy and Khan Academy founder Salman Khan are coming at online education from very different angles — one is an elite institution being shaken up by experiments, the other is a widely loved upstart that’s increasingly being used in traditional schools.
On average, it will cost $55,600 to attend Princeton, Penn, Michigan or Stanford next year.
The Internet is revolutionizing education , as several companies and organizations disrupt the online education space including Open Yale, Open Culture, Khan Academy, Academic Earth, P2PU, Skillshare, Scitable and Skype in the Classroom.
<img alt="Photo: Sam Comen" src="/wiredscience/wp-content/gallery/20-04/ff_aiclass_f.jpg" title="Feature" width="660"/> Sebastian Thrun and Peter Norvig in the basement of Thrun's guesthouse, where they record class videos.
This must-watch video is from our friend Derek Muller , physics educator and science video blogger.
Khan Academy announced this morning that it has raised $5 million from the O'Sullivan Foundation (a foundation created by Irish engineer and investor Sean O'Sullivan ).
by Maria Popova