Consider this your weekend reading assignment. Our friends over at Education Dive have assembled a weekly roundup of their most-read stories. From Lynda to Udacity and California, there’s a lot that happened this week while you were busy changing the world. Here’s a rundown:
Two online video providers made headlines this week, with Lynda.com announcing new financing and four Udacity courses attracting ACE consideration. If you missed out on that news or Turnitin’s list of most popular online research sources for secondary education students, have a look at the links below to see what everyone else on Education Dive and Edudemic was reading over the last seven days:
- Lynda.com’s educational videos attract $103 million in new financing: Bloomberg reports that the company has set a new bar for online education funding.
- Four Udacity courses to be reviewed by ACE: The arrangement with ACE is the MOOC provider’s second major deal announced this week.
- California’s online education pilot may change the face of college: The program replaces lower-division and remedial lectures with online courses.
- Secondary ed students’ top 10 Internet sources for writing: They need help: Turnitin found that half of secondary education students’ sources were “low quality” sites.
- Bill Gates, Ken Robinson, and TED Are Coming To PBS: TED Talks is expanding. No longer relegated to your computer or mobile device, it’s making the jump into the more mainstream media. It’s headed to PBS.
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