[caption id="attachment_57552" align="alignleft" width="210"] NovoEd has partnered with Babson College, Kauffman Fellows Academy, the University of California at San Francisco, and Stanford.[/caption]

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...

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Jake New

Jake New studied journalism at Indiana University, where he was editor-in-chief of the campus newspaper, the Indiana Daily Student. At the IDS, Jake covered the IU administration, minority student issues, and state education policy. After a brief stint at the Bloomington Herald-Times covering IU, crime, and local politics, Jake interned at the Chronicle of Higher Education in Washington D.C, writing about online learning, open-access policies, academic publishing, and ed-tech startups. Jake joined eCampus News as an assistant editor in May 2013, where he continues to cover technology and higher education. His days often begin with a cup of coffee and the sinking feeling that another MOOC story is just around the corner. Follow Jake via Twitter: @eSN_Jake