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Kirsten Winkler is the founder and editor of EDUKWEST. She also writes about Social Media, Digital Society and Startups at KirstenWinkler.com.
Coursera Monthly Subscriptions EDUKWEST

Coursera Monthly Subscriptions Channel Lynda and Pluralsight

Summary: Coursera’s introduction of a monthly subscription model for parts of its MOOC platform is not a Netflix like revolution of higher education but a mere adoption of the very successful revenue model used by e-learning platforms such as lynda.com or Pluralsight.

Of course, adding a matching and accepted payment scheme to a growing choice of tech focused Specializations courses is a logic step to take if you want your slice of this fast growing and very lucrative market segment. But it also navigates Coursera on a collision course with the aforementioned established players and the deep pockets of LinkedIn..

Oh, and what about disrupting higher education by making it accessible to everyone? iversity, Germany’s MOOC platform that was recently saved from bankruptcy, might have the answer to that question.


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EdTech Market Brief India Q3 2016 EDUKWEST

EdTech Market Brief India Q3 2016

In the third quarter interest in early stage edtech startups in India dropped slightly compared to Q1 and Q2.

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Livecoding EdTech Startup Profile EDUKWEST

Livecoding – EdTech Startup Profile

Name: Livecoding
Website: www.livecoding.tv
Headquarter: San Francisco, USA
Vertical: Professional development, Lifelong learning
Tech: Web App

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Revision Assistant Review EDUKWEST

Revision Assistant Review

Sponsored by Turnitin

Summary: Revision Assistant is a writing curriculum supplement tool that assists learners in their writing process through feedback and actionable comments. All writing prompts are based on hundreds of expertly scored student essays, based on feedback from teachers in classrooms and aligned to state and common core standards.

Revision Assistant helps teachers to better understand the writing process of their students and helps them to make well-informed decisions based on the effort put into each revision. It gives them an overview about each step the student takes during the writing process and lets teachers offer quick and targeted support at each step.

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Millionlights EdTech Startup Profile EDUKWEST

Millionlights – EdTech Startup Profile

Name: Millionlights
Website: www.millionlights.org
Headquarters: Pune, India
Vertical: Professional Development, Higher Education, Lifelong Learning
Tech: Web App, Mobile App, TV

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