- The Boston-based startup Smarterer began with the goal of helping people to share what they learn, but the recent wave of massive open online course (MOOC) rollouts and associated ventures has caused them to reorient and focus on becoming an all-purpose way for individuals to measure their learning progress.
- Just 3% of Smarterer users were reportedly sharing their scores with peers, and the company started to see more potential in their tests as personal benchmark tools than as shareable social badges.
- Eventually, Smarterer may devise a means for course-takers from Udemy, Coursera and other MOOC providers to evaluate their own progress.
From the article:
Smarterer, a Boston-based startup, is shifting away from being a site for showing others what you know to being a platform for benchmarking personal progress toward educational goals. In time, it could partner with online learning platforms measure effectiveness and student performance. ...