June 22, 2013 |
Hoping to take advantage of new technologies to expand online education, 10 additional public universities and state college systems throughout the country are affiliating with Coursera, one of the leading providers of online education. But the schools' participation may focus more on their local campuses than on the worldwide audiences that Coursera, based in Mountain View, Calif., previously had been courting. The recent announcement of the new partnerships means that the state schools, from New York to New Mexico, will...
February 5, 2010 |
Every year as broadband reaches more people, online education keeps growing and growing. So far, though, most online education focusses on vocational courses, test preparation, or supplemental tutoring. One startup trying to bring entire degree programs online is 2tor , which just closed a $20 million Series B funding at a rumored valuation of around $100 million. Highland Capital Partners led the round, with previous investors Redpoint, Novak Biddle, and City Light Capital...
March 4, 2013 |
LYNCHBURG, Va. — The small Baptist college that television preacher Jerry Falwell founded here in 1971 has capitalized on the online education boom to become an evangelical mega-university with global reach. In the almost six years since Falwell's death, Liberty University has doubled its student head count — twice. Total enrollment now exceeds 74,000, with nearly 62,000 working toward degrees online in fields such as psychology, business, education, criminal justice and, of course,...
August 22, 2013 |
Sophia Pink is an 11th grader at Washington International School. Last year, while my classmates at Washington International School sat at their desks by day and did their homework by night, I skipped school. And not just once. I didn't attend a single day of 10th grade. In ninth grade, I was frustrated. In school, I marched to other people's orders, leaving little time to complete projects I was really interested in. So I arranged with my parents and my school to take a year off — my own sabbatical.
January 8, 2013 |
Providers of free online college courses are experimenting with academic security measures that will enable students who successfully complete the courses to obtain credentials, for a small fee, that convey some of the cachet of a premier university. The credentials, or certificates, won't translate into course credit toward a degree — at least not at big-name schools — because questions persist about how much those schools are willing to grant students who don't pay tuition, as well as about the...
July 18, 2012 |
K12 Inc., the Herndon-based company that is the country's largest provider of full-time online education, lags behind charter schools and traditional public schools on a broad array of academic measures, according to a new study . Students enrolled at K12, which provides public virtual education in 29 states and the District of Columbia, lag behind their counterparts on federal and state measures of math and reading proficiency, according to...