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Fast-Growing 2U Files For $100M IPO, But Is It Poised To Be The Next Big Education Company?

When 2U emerged in 2008, online education was still struggling to be taken seriously. Despite steadily increasing online enrollment, many remained skeptical. Both fairly and unfairly, online education was seen as a world of simple micro-correspondence courses, limited in quality, incapable of producing outcomes truly commensurate with on-campus education and therefore merely a supplement, not a replacement, to traditional learning. 2,089 more words


The Disappearing Classroom

The days of chalk boards, textbooks and school bells are quickly disappearing from the classrooms. In fact, the traditionally idea of what a classroom must be is being drastically revised.   329 more words

Why Amherst College is not running toward online education

How should a small liberal arts college sustain itself amid “intense ferment” and “unparalleled technological change?”

In 1944, as Amherst College hit a critical turning point in its history, … 478 more words

2U One-Ups MOOCs, Coursera, Now Offers Online Undergrad Courses From Top Schools For Credit

Four years after it launching its first graduate program with USC, 2U today has announced its foray into undergraduate education through a new program called  1,192 more words


OESP's and (Non) Disruptive Innovations

OESP’s and (Non) Disruptive Innovation

“Disruptive innovation”, introduced by Clayton Christensen and now stretched almost beyond recognition, actually refers to a relatively unique, specific type of change in markets. 685 more words

Higher Education & Innovation

2tor Raises $26M D Round To Put Online Degrees In The Same Class As Their On-Campus Rivals

If you’re unfamiliar with 2tor, this may do the trick. Today, the education startup is announcing that it has closed a $26 million Series D round of financing, led by an affiliate of The Hillman Company, WestRiver Capital, and Silicon Valley Bank Capital, with participation from its existing investors, which include Bessemer Venture Partners, Highland Capital Partners, Redpoint Ventures, Novak Biddle Venture Partners, and City Light Capital. 957 more words


Startup News: Size That Matters and a New Mobile Music Concierge

WAITING ROOM. ZocDoc just became active in Austin, the company’s 16th market. Available to over one-third of the U.S. population, ZocDoc is continuing its mission to make scheduling doctor’s appointments really fucking easy with well over one million unique visitors each month. 670 more words