MOOC Startup NovoEd Offers Startup Courses

by Betsy Corcoran, EdSurge

In contrast to the early big three MOOCS (Coursera, Udacity and EdX) NovoEd aims to support collaboration among students. Co-founder and CEO Amin Saberi says that it doesn’t matter how many people are part of the lecture aspects of classes but the sweet size for collaborative groups is between 4 and 10 people. Completion rates on NovoEd have been relatively speaking high: 17% of the students who sign up complete a class (and half of those who finish the first assignment also finish the class.) Since it debuted earlier this year, NovoEd reports that 458,600 students (in 152 countries) have taken its classes. More interesting: NovoEd says that 56,190 project teams have been formed and that they’ve created about 1,500 businesses (or at least a marketing page and pitch deck) via NovoEd.

https://www.edsurge.com/n/2013-08-15-entrepreneurial-education-goes-online

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