Thursday, 2 February 2012

It’s the End of the World – As We Knew It | Online Universities

It’s the End of the World – As We Knew It | Online Universities:

"Thrun’s announcement at the Digital Life Design conference in Munich this January (Hsu, Jan. 25, 2012) is just the latest bombshell in an explosion of high profile free or extremely low cost initiatives designed to broaden the reach of higher education around the world. Thrun cited his own experience teaching 160,000 students in Stanford’s first free online computer science class, the Google and Gates Foundation-supported Khan Academy, and The Floating University as the inspiration for his transition from tenured professor at an elite institution to founder of the free educational enterprise. So what motivated him and what are the implications for the future of higher education?"


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