Category Education

edX Partners with France for National Learning Platform

     The French Ministry of education announced today that they will be partnering with edX to develop an online learning portal and national MOOC platform in order to expand access to quality education across France. This is the first occurrence of a nationally mandated online learning platform partnership with a leading MOOC provider. The pedigree […]

MOOC Review: Steve Blank’s How to Build a Startup

     Steve Blank, an extremely successful tech entrepreneur has turned to educating the public about his novel startup platform called “The Lean Launchpad”. In 2013, he was named by Forbes as “One of the 30 most influential people in Tech” and has garnered serious critical acclaim for his teaching. To learn more about Steve and […]

Rise of the MOOCs: edX vs. Coursera

     Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have been booming for quite some time now, with hundreds of thousands of people from all around the world enrolling in courses offered on the web by real professors and real institutions. Though these courses don’t offer anything in terms of credit, many of them are free to […]

MOOC Review: Startup Engineering

     Startup Engineering is a Coursera-hosted course that is built around a college course offered at Stanford University. It extends beyond Peter Thiel’s CS183: Startup that was also offered as a MOOC through Stanford’s online courseware. Where Thiel’s course was mostly philosophical – what a startup needs, how to come up with the vision, etc. – […]