When Amin Saberi and Farnaz Ronaghi launched the online education platform NovoEd earlier this year, the pair entered an already crowded space. NovoEd was the third massive open online course (MOOC) provider to come out of Stanford University, where Udacity and Coursera both got their start.
But the co-founders believed they were filling a need that was lacking in the MOOC community by organizing courses that put peer interaction at the forefront. On August 15, NovoEd announced that it is partnering with four institutions to offer courses that promote that same entrepreneurial spirit.
“Entrepreneurship education is the engine of change needed to drive global economies forward,” said Saberi in an announcement. “With this new curriculum, NovoEd is empowering students anywhere to create solutions that benefit their own communities. We are proud to work with such esteemed institutions to take advantage of the social web so students can change their worlds.”
See Page 2 for details about what could set NovoEd’s courses apart from similar partnerships.