Guest on the second episode of review:ed was Shiv Rajendran, Director at LanguageLab.com which is the company behind English City, a virtual town on Second Life where students from around the globe meet to interact with the inhabitants of English City to get a real life experience and practice.
Shiv and I talked about
- Funding in online education – Knewton $12.5 million, Grockit undisclosed and Academia.edu $1.6 million and if this shows a trend that online education is actually getting on the radar of investors finally.
- Facebook – “We are building a web where the default is social” and the implications on privacy and sharing.
- Ning’s new premium pricing plan and what it means for educators.
- Asynchronous content in online education.