After 2 yrs of hype, breathless proclamations, SV blindness to research, Udacity failed.
Academics to Udacity Founder: Told Ya, Steve Kolowich, The Chronicle
in MOOCs, Op-Ed, Udacity | Permalink
I’m not sure that this is, as some have suggested, a “pivot.”
Why We Shouldn't Celebrate Udacity's "Pivot", Audrey Watters, Hack Education
"We don't educate people as others wished, or as I wished," Thrun says.
Udacity's Sebastian Thrun Changes Course, Max Chafkin, FastCompany
in MOOCs, News, Udacity, Who's Who | Permalink
We predict the bottom 25% of every university tier will disappear or merge in 10-15 yrs.
Innovation Imperative: Change Everything, Clayton Christensen, Michael Horn, NYT
in Clayton Christensen, Coursera, e-Learning, General Assembly, Harvard, Higher Ed, Minerva Project, MOOCs, Op-Ed, Udacity | Permalink
What does it mean if we view students (and their data) as a resource to be mined and extracted? What's gained? What's lost? What's depleted? Who profits? Who benefits?
Student Data is the New Oil: MOOCs, Metaphor, and Money, Audrey Watters, Hack Education
in Adaptive Learning, Big Data, Coursera, Desire2Learn, Knewton, Learning Mgt Systems, MOOCs, Op-Ed, Personal Learning, Udacity, Who's Who | Permalink
Co has piloted its own open learning platform, dubbed OpenCourses, & forging partnerships.
Desire2Learn Rolls Out Edu Service to Rival Coursera & Udacity, Christina Farr, Venture Beat
in Coursera, Desire2Learn, edX, MOOCs, News, Udacity | Permalink
The full list of 26 institutions have now signed up to create courses for FutureLearn.
FutureLearn, a U.K-Led MOOC Alliance, Launches, Natasha Lomas, TechCrunch
in Coursera, MOOCs, News, Udacity | Permalink
Here are design specs for upgrading the sheepskin.
How to Fix Meaningless College Diplomas. Reid Hoffman, The New Republic
in Badges, Coursera, Higher Ed, Op-Ed, Udacity | Permalink
Co joined with group of prominent tech companies to launch Open Education Alliance.
Udacity teams up with Google, AT&T, Others, Ki Mae Heussner, GigaOM
in Google, MOOCs, News, Udacity | Permalink
Thrun expects the Udacity/San Jose summer term pass rate to be over 50 percent.
Udacity Founder Found ‘Magic Formula’ for Online Education, Ki Mae Heussner, GigaOM
in News, Udacity | Permalink
Georgia Institute of Technology offers master’s in CS via MOOCs at a fraction of campus cost.
Master’s Degree Is New Frontier of Study Online, Tamar Lewin, New York Times
in Coursera, edX, Higher Ed, MOOCs, News, Udacity | Permalink
“As you go in the belly of the beast, you will run into this brick wall every single time.”
MOOCs: A Disruptive Innovation or Not?, Jim Farmer, eLiterate
in Clayton Christensen, Coursera, e-Learning, Industry Facts, MOOCs, News, Udacity | Permalink
30 open resources for K-12, postsecondary, and anytime learning.
Smart List: 30 Ways to Learn Almost Anything, Getting Smart
in Coursera, edX, Khan Academy, News, OER, Open-courseware, Top 'x' Lists, Udacity | Permalink
A much-touted MOOC experiment has ended in embarrassment.
Learning From the Udacity/San Jose MOOC Debacle, Anya Kamenetz, Hechinger Report
in MOOCs, News, Udacity | Permalink
Udacity CEO says more AI is coming, but we’ll still need humans to grade our English essays.
Sebastian Thrun on the Future of Learning, Rachel Metz, MIT Technology Review
in Udacity, Who's Who | Permalink
Online ed is going to get better over time...But we shouldn’t expect miracles.
Online Education Can Be Good or Cheap, But Not Both, Reihan Salam, Reuters
in e-Learning, edX, MOOCs, Op-Ed, Udacity | Permalink
CEO Sebastian Thrun said he is drawing many lessons from the MOOC partnership with SJSU.
Udacity's Lessons Learned, Betsy Corcoran, edSurge
An army of new online courses is scaring the wits out of traditional universities.
The Attack of the MOOCs, The Economist
A recent study from North Carolina State University shows how this might work.
How Your Emotions Will Betray You (to Your Laptop), Will Knight, MIT Technology Review
in Assessment Tech, Coursera, MOOCs, News, Udacity | Permalink
It’s not simply that not all degrees are created equal: not all majors are created equal.
Online Education is No Bubble, Michelle Rhee-Weise, PhD, Clayton Chritensen Institute
in Bubble, Chegg, e-Learning, Higher Ed, Op-Ed, Udacity | Permalink
Reclaim OL, sponsored by MacArthur, Digital Media & Learning Hub, & MIT Media Lab.
Can We Move Beyond the MOOC to Reclaim Open Learning? Anya Kamenetz, Huff Post
in Coursera, edX, MacArthur Foundation, MIT, MOOCs, News, Op-Ed, Udacity | Permalink
Performance research is motivated by a desire to up completion rates, now around 10%.
As Data Floods In, MOOCs Evolve, Tom Simonite, MIT Technology Review
Whoa. Georgia Tech & Udacity will offer Masters in CS for less than $7,000, total.
Georgia Tech, Udacity To Offer Master's Degree, edSurge
in e-Learning, Higher Ed, MOOCs, News, Udacity | Permalink
Have you heard of all 24 MOOC providers listed here?
A Comprehensive List of MOOC Providers, Tarique Haider, TechnoDuet
in Coursera, edX, MOOCs, News, Top 'x' Lists, Udacity, Udemy | Permalink
In California we have 470,000 students waitlisted to get into community college.
Udacity's Sebastian Thrun On the Future of Education, Betsy Corcoran, edSurge
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