Monday, February 25, 2013

Happy Lee on Coursera

Mi hermana Happy Lee Del Canto Sabag  did this video interview (below or here ) for a documentary on Coursera.


From Wikipedia:

Coursera logo.PNG
Commercial? Yes
Type of site Online education
Registration Required
Available language(s) English, Spanish, Italian, Chinese and French
Users 2.5 million (Nov 2012)
Owner Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller
Created by Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller
Launched April 2012; 9 months ago
Alexa rank Increase 3,526 (January 2013)[1]
Current status Active
Coursera (/kɔrsˈɛrə/) is an educational technology company founded by computer science professors Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller from Stanford University. Coursera works with universities to make some of their courses available online, and offers courses in engineering, humanities, medicine, biology, social sciences, mathematics, business, computer science, and other areas.

Business model

The contract between Coursera and participating universities contains a "brainstorming" list of ways to generate revenue, including certification fees, selling student information to employers (with student consent), tutoring, sponsorships and tuition fees.[2][3] As of March 2012, Coursera was not yet generating revenue.[4] That July, certification and the sale of information to potential employers was being explored. Thus far the company has been funded by $16 million in venture capital awarded in April 2012.[5] John Doerr suggested that people will pay for "valuable, premium services".[6] Any revenue stream will be divided, with schools receiving a small percentage of revenue and 20% of gross profits.[7][3]
In January of 2013, Coursera announced that the American Council on Education had approved five courses for college credit [8]      

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