Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Startups Driving Innovation in Higher Education - Steven Macek, Startup Hook

Higher education is an industry that is currently undergoing significant transformation, with numerous startups being founded to challenge the traditional service model. There are two central problems that innovators are trying to solve:  Cost and Access. By connecting students to learning opportunities that they would otherwise not have had, coursera has a model that is tackling the issues of both cost and access for individuals across the developed and developing worlds. Via its UCROO platform, eddi has introduced an important social aspect to the way in which online coursework is accessed.  With countless other startups challenging the status quo in education, this is one industry set for significant change.

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