Australian edutech startup OpenLearning has raised $8.5 million in a Series A round led by Malaysian companies Prestariang Berhad and Paramount Corporation Berhad, with participation from a handful of local investors.
The Sydney School of Entrepreneurship has opened its doors this week, kicking off its first pilot course to educate students.
Smart Sparrow has announced the closing of a AU$5.3 million Series C round to expand its technology to cater for increase in online courses in the US.
It will be free for students to take courses through the new OpenLearning platform; they’re given the choice to pay if they want to receive a recognised qualification.
Sydney EduTech startups OpenLearning and Smart Sparrow have partnered to launch an integration that will allow educators using OpenLearning’s Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) platform to create customisable and personalised courses for students.
Today, Australian startup OpenLearning announced that it has officially been awarded a tender by the Office of Best Practice Regulation in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet to deliver Australia’s first Federal Government Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). It will be a Regulatory Impact Analysis MOOC that will end up training thousands of public servants over the next four years.
Online education platform OpenLearning.com has landed an additional $1.7 million in funding to expand its offering into Asia. [Source: Business Insider]
Forget blackboards and chalks. Forget long, theory-heavy lectures at 8am in the morning. Forget the online platforms that failed to make learning a more enjoyable experience. OpenLearning is set to excite students and teachers around the world who have long suffered the inadequacies of outdated educational tools.