Higher-ed online platform Coursera had an interesting NYTimes article recently talking about it’s partnerships and funding:
An interactive online learning system created by two Stanford computer scientists plans to announce Wednesday that it has secured $16 million in venture capital and partnerships with four major universities.
Besides Stanford, the university partners include the University of Michigan, the University of Pennsylvania and Princeton.
Although computer-assisted learning was pioneered at Stanford during the 1960s, and for-profit online schools like the University of Phoenix have been around for several decades, a new wave of interest in online education is taking shape.
“When we offer a professor the opportunity to reach 100,000 students, they find it remarkably appealing,” Dr. Koller said.
Earlier in the year it was stated that Chuck Eesley would host an entrepreneur class, but instead Chuck mysteriously dropped his course from Coursera and released his class in entrepreneurial spirit, called Venture Lab. This is a commercial I had to make in one day for one of the projects, my good friends Chris, Sarah, and their beautiful son Adam, were nice enough to indulge my last second commercial.