I already had a hunch that this would be coming. In a survey TeachStreet did a couple of months ago amongst their teachers, there was a question if they were interested in participating in group buying offers.
Today TeachStreet officially launches its weekly deals and joins one of the hottest markets, e.g. group buying. But rather than the giants Groupon and Living Social, TeachStreet will only offer education related deals.
This weekend Michael Schutzler did an experiment with Livemocha’s new Active Courses. He put them on the hottest ecommerce platform at the moment which is of course Groupon.
People in the Seattle area got 50% off the regular subscription price, hence $75 USD instead of $149.95 for a one year subscription. And apparently the courses sold like sliced bread, closing at 534 courses.
First part of my review:ed talk with Christopher Grant, Senior Product Leader at Emagister.com. You might know Chris from his EDUKWEST interview with me when he was still at Sclipo and of course from his presentation at the ETCon last year.
For your convenience I decided to publish the talk in six parts, so you can watch those that interest you the most or all in little chucks, depending on your time.