Altius Education Tom Dearden Appointed Chairman; Matthew Schnittman to Join as President and CEO Salt Lake City, UT – October 10, 2013 – Datamark, the leader in data-driven enrollment marketing, today announced it has acquired the technology assets of Altius Education, including its competency-based online learning platform, Helix, as well as its enrollment management and student retention platforms. An investment group led by Oakleigh Thorne, current Chairman of the Board of Datamark and former CEO of eCollege, financed the transaction and committed an additional $11 million in equity to fund the further development of the company’s infrastructure, as well as support the growth of Altius’ current educational partnerships, which will be managed by Datamark going forward. Datamark, which has served the higher education market for more than 25 years, also announced that education-technology veteran Matthew Schnittman is joining the company as president and CEO.
Learners TV Coursera UPDATE: we're doing a live, updated MOOC of this course at stanford-online July-2014 (not this Coursera version). See here: CS101 teaches the essential ideas of Computer Science for a zero-prior-experience audience. Computers can appear very complicated, but in reality, computers work within just a few, simple patterns. CS101 demystifies and brings those patterns to life, which is useful for anyone using computers today. In CS101, students play and experiment with short bits of "computer code" to bring to life to the power and limitations of computers. Here is another video Nick created for this class. University of Michigan | Open.Michigan Whiteboard Advisors DELTAK Academic Partnerships IndieGoGo's Co-Founder Wants Kids to Launch 10 Startups in 10 Years Slava Rubin, co-founder and CEO of crowdfunding website IndieGoGo, has an ambitious plan to plant the seeds of entrepreneurship in the minds of students: He wants them to launch a new startup every year for ten years in middle school through college. "The best way for students to become entrepreneurs is through practice and experience," writes Rubin in his contribution to the #FixYoungAmerica book, to be published in May. "LeBron James became a basketball star because he practiced and played basketball regularly from an early age, not just because he watched Michael Jordan on television." Rubin believes entrepreneurship deserves a place in classrooms nationwide, right alongside calculus and biology. Few schools, says Rubin, teach students that they can become successful entrepreneurs and business owners, so the career field doesn't appear on students' radars the way that "doctor" or "lawyer" might. Rubin's curriculum is divided into four parts, one for each semester of the school year.
schooX - The Academy for Self Learners - Online Courses and Certificates Lumina Foundation | Goal 2025: to increase the proportion of Americans with high-quality college degrees or credentials to 60% by 2025. New World U Screw University, Course Hero Curates YouTube Into Free Business and Coding Classes You can learn just about anything from YouTube…if you’re willing to dig through millions of videos. Luckily, Course Hero has done the work for you, offering coherent classes by hosting collections of the best educational YouTube videos and other content. The newly launched courses section of the eduTech startup’s site now has classes in entrepreneurship, business plan development, and programming in a variety of languages. Meanwhile, Course Hero offers crowdsourced study guides, tutoring, and flashcards. Khan Academy is great, but isn’t as scalable since it create the content itself. By drawing from YouTube and other openly available education, Course Hero plans to set up courses for anything it, or you, can think of. So here’s how you get schooled. Rather than put you at the mercy of long-winded professors, Course Hero trims videos and articles down to their most important teachings. Investors see that too. The startup has an innovative business model.
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