Japanese MOOC startup raises $1.5 million from investors

Takeshi Hirano, Jul 03, 2013
Commentary by Stephen Downes

From the wires: "Schoo is a Tokyo-based MOOC (massive open online course) startup providing livestreamed lectures on the internet. The startup announced today that it has raised 152 million yen (approximately $1.52 million)... Schoo was launched back in January 2012 under the mission of “ridding the world of graduations”. It provides more than 130 different online courses, and to date it has more than 40,000 users, mostly office workers in their late 20s and early 30s."

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