Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

Udemy founder Gagan Biyani founded has launched a new company, Maven, which is focused on cohort-based learning. It's a natural sep forward from Udemy, which was based on self-paced learning in courses that were (to my experience anyway) long-abandoned by their creators. In Maven, "the students join and move through content at the same pace, but much of the learning happens peer-to-peer as the students share their experiences over the web." It's hard not to be surprised at the naivety of the funders. "The team at Maven is on to something huge with cohort-based courses," said a general partner at Andreessen Horowitz. Really? I can't imagine cohort-based courses haven't been tried until now! Imagine what they'll think of other innovations, like limiting access and charging high tuition! Via Daniel Christian.

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