Ruby Primer - Introduction to Objects We will begin our journey with objects. In Ruby, just like in real life, our world is filled with objects. Everything is an object - integers, characters, text, arrays - everything. To make things happen using Ruby, one always puts oneself in the place of an object and then has conversations with other objects, telling them to do stuff. Roleplaying as an object in your program is an integral part of object-oriented programming. To know which object you are at the moment, one may use the keyword self. Crowdsourced Learning Platform Udemy Raises $3 Million From Lightbank And Others Groupon investors Eric Lefkofsky and Brad Keywell have led a $3 million Series A vote in Udemy, an online platform that allows anyone to host and learn from online classes. 500 Startups and MHS Capital also participated in the round.
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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. Online tech education startup Treehouse raises $7 million Dive Summary: Portland-based online tech education startup Treehouse closed a $7 million investment round led by Kaplan Ventures on Tuesday morning. Described by founder and chief executive Ryan Carson as the trade school of the future, Treehouse was founded in 2011 and offers online courses on tech subjects like Web design, programming languages and mobile apps for around $25 a month.
Ex-Stanford Teacher’s New Startup Brings University-Level Education To All [TCTV] Using Khan Academy as inspiration, Sebastian Thrun decided to bring his Stanford class on artificial intelligence online. Anyone could sign up for free. And 160,000 people from around the world did. He saw the power of creating interactive lectures and distributing them for free.
With $25M From Benchmark And Larry Summers Advising, Can Minerva Build An Online Ivy? Well, we’ve said it before: Technology is changing education. It’s flipping the classroom, bringing instructional videos to the masses, and dragging online higher education into legitimacy. Investors have begun to hear the call, as was evidenced today when Benchmark Capital made its largest seed investment to date — $25 million — in a startup/university called The Minerva Project. Sure, it’s not quite the $41 million Color raised pre-launch, but it’s certainly head-turning for an education startup. Hopefully it can avoid the rough early start and crushing expectations that come along with big seed rounds. To help it take flight, the startup is announcing that Larry Summers, former Harvard President and U.S.