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August 26, 2015

The list of VC funding behind moocs ( massive online open courses ) start up Coursera

List  of VC funding and equity Investment in online open education Course start up   "Coursera"

" Coursera increasing its online courses big time after new VC funding "

List of Venture Capital Funding in the  massive Open Online  Course (MOOC) Coursera. SO far it has managed to generate more than $135million from 5 rounds of Funding  Deals

With a  $49.5 million Series C funding round , well known  open  massive online course start up ( MOOC) online learning start up which conducts open online courses  Coursera,  concluded its  5th found of VC funding  which  saw VC deals from  Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and International Finance Corporation. Times Internet Limited (TIL), which owns the Times of India and other media properties, also participated in this

Coursera  also recently  announced   that it expects a second closing of this round that will bringits total funding to  $60 million. GSV Asset Management and Learn Capital are expected to  will participate in this second closing

As of today Coursera conducts 1,100 courses to almost 15 million users.Coursera enables users to advance their career, mid career or advance skills,as professionals or just for the sake of knowing and enjoying new thing to learn .Coursera's huge chunk of its users come from China ( with 1 million users ) followed by India and then 30% users from the countries of Latin America As of July, 2015, Coursera had more than 1000 courses from 119 institutions and 13 million users from 190 countriess,

May 16, 2011

February 19, 2011

Online Learning By Numbers Vs Price of Higher Education

In  the last decade, online-only course enrollments in higher education climbed from .78 million to a possible 3.97 million in 2014 (projections from Eduventures).

The largest, single online-only bachelors degree program major, in terms of number of students enrolled, is Criminal Justice. The firm Eduventures estimates that 27% of the online bachelors degree market may belong to that major area. The military, homeland security, and rising concerns and employment for corporate and private security professional may be driving demand and enrollments in that sector.

*The top online school in terms of number of students enrolled remains the University of Phoenix Online with a student body of 400,000. The second largest enrollment agent, Kaplan University Online, is a puny contender at only 90,000 distance distances.

*The percentage of college students taking at least one online course has risen from 12% in 2003 to 25% IN 2008 (Babson Research Group).

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*The only non-profit institution among the top 10 largest online schools is the University of Maryland University College. UMUC has operated distance degree programs since the 1970s and was an early and aggressive provider of military distance education. UMUC enrolls about 38,000 online only students.  ( source : Chronicle )

Online Education: Facts Vs Fiction

E-learning is essentially the computer and network-enabled transfer of skills and knowledge. E-learning applications and processes include Web-based learning, computer-based learning, virtual classroom opportunities and digital collaboration. Content is delivered via the Internet, intranet/extranet, audio or video tape, satellite TV, and CD-ROM. It can be self-paced or instructor-led and includes media in the form of text, image, animation, streaming video and audio.
Abbreviations like CBT (Computer-Based Training), IBT (Internet-Based Training) or WBT (Web-Based Training) have been used as synonyms to e-learning. Today one can still find these terms being used, along with variations of e-learning such as elearning, Elearning, and eLearning. The terms will be utilized throughout this article to indicate their validity under the broader terminology of E-learning

By 2006, 3.5 million students were participating in on-line learning at institutions of higher education in the United According to the Sloan Foundation reports, there has been an increase of around 12–14 percent per year on average in enrollments for fully online learning over the five years 2004–2009 in the US post-secondary system, compared with an average of approximately 2 per cent increase per year in enrollments overall. Allen and Seamen (2009) claim that almost a quarter of all students in post-secondary education were taking fully online 
courses in 2008, and a report by Ambient Insight Research suggests that in 2009, 44 per cent of post-secondary students in the USA were taking some or all of their courses online, and projected that this figure would rise to 81 percent by 2014. Thus it can be seen that e-learning is moving rapidly from the margins to being a predominant form of post-secondary education, at least in the USA.