Yunika's Open Learning Timeline - Revolution of the Online Learning for the Masses

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    Khan Academy founded

    In August 2004, Sal Khan began remotely tutoring his cousin, Nadia. As Nadia improved in math class, Sal started tutoring more cousins and family members. He decided to begin recording videos and posting them on YouTube in 2006 so everyone could watch at their own pace. Khan Academy was founded in 2007. -Khan Academy
  • MOOC concept originated

    MOOC concept originated
    MOOC(Massive open online course) concept originated among the OER(open educational resources) movement. -OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES (OER): MOOCS
  • Udemy lauched

    Udemy lauched
    Udemy is a MOOC provider that offers online learning experiences to adults and students. It was founded in 2009. As of April of 2021, the platform has more than 40 million students, 155,000 courses, and 70,000 instructors teaching courses in over 65 languages. There have been over 480 million course enrollments. Students and instructors come from 180+ countries and 2/3 of the students are located outside of the U.S.
    -Udemy Statistcs
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    Free online courses - before Coursera

    2011 summer, Andrew Ng decided to offer his popular machine learning class online, but he needed a learning platform. He had several interns to develop the platform. Over 100,000 people sign up for the classes. Coursera continued to offer the Fall 2011 Machine Learning and Introduction to Databases within Stanford as an implementation of MOOCs.
    -good stories from the early days of Coursera
  • edX launched

    edX launched
    Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology had a partnership that will host online courses from both institutions free of charge. Students who complete the courses won't receive credits but can earn certificates. -Harvard and MIT Put $60-Million Into New Platform for Free Online Courses
  • Coursera launched

    Coursera launched
    Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller realized that just doing free online courses within Stanford was not sustainable. They considered both for-profit and non-profit structures and in the end decided that the for-profit VC-backed business model was the most sustainable in the long run. Thus, Coursera was born.
    -Online Education Grows Up, And For Now, It's Free
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    Corporations use coursera

    Started from 2016, more companies use Coursera to create content and enable their employees -Coursera Launches Coursera for Business, an Enterprise Platform for Workforce Development at Scale
  • Coursera launched six new degrees programs

    Coursera launched six new degrees programs
    Coursera launched six fully online degree courses including the bachelor's and master's programs. -Coursera joins online degree expansionists with six new degrees
  • Coursera IPO

    Coursera IPO
    Coursera made its market debut Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange through an IPO and is now trading under the ticker symbol “COUR.” -Coursera closes up 36%, topping $5.9 billion market cap in Wall Street debut
  • edX was purchased by the education technology company 2U

    edX was purchased by the education technology company 2U
    On June 29th, 2021, it was announced that edX had been purchased by the educational technology company 2U. -edX acquired by education technology company 2U; proceeds to be invested in nonprofit