MOOCs have been expanding in many directions lately (master’s degrees, continuing education and professional development, zombies, to name a few) as MOOC providers look to better define their target audiences and develop their business models.
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Two trending articles in online learning this week as summarized by MOOCS.com
New York Times – ‘Coursera, an Online Education Company, Raises Another $43 Million’
The industries top MOOC, Coursera has raised another $43 million in funding from domestic and international venture capital investors. Their current investment partners included Kleiner Perkins, NEA, and now the International Finance Corporation (World Bank). With the new funding, Coursera is expected to double their current employees from ~50 to over 100. The new funding will fuel growth in areas such as mobile applications and its Signature Track certification offerings. Since starting just over a year ago, Coursera has signed on 83 educational institutions and offers over 400 free college-level courses to more than four million students around the world.