I stop here, as many other fellow bloggers and educators have shared their insightful thoughts and perspectives on this most startling and reveling announcement (inks below). Though I’ll close with one of Thrun’s most revealing statements that demonstrates his shift from academic perspective on the value of education, to CEO perspective of a for-profit company.
“At the end of the day, the true value proposition of education is employment,”...
The 3rd annual Moodle Moot for 2013 was an amazing experience. I am looking to MMVC14, the next Moodle Moot online conference for 2014. Organizing an online conference may seem difficult, but it's a very rewarding task.
By Jim Shimabukuro Editor I. Elaine Allen and Jeff Seaman, co-directors of The Babson Survey Research Group, Babson College, MA, announced the release of their 2013 report, Changing Course: Ten Years of Tracking Online Education in the United States.
... “The question for Asia is if we are to join MOOCs providers we will need to think strategically in terms of courses in what and who will be the takers of MOOCs. Asian universities should not be competing with the MOOCs of top universities. If a consortium of Asian universities offer MOOCs, how massive will it be, whom will it be offered to and what is the competitive advantage,”...
Course topic is the biggest motivating factor for participants in massive open online courses and quality of the learning experience is the main reason they complete the courses or quit early, according to a new survey performed by Qualtrics.
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