Tag Archives: Sebastian Thrun

Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina

While it is well hidden, wrapped in a very careful press release, Phil’s sharp eye has caught the details in SJSU’s press release about the next phase in the Udacity pilot that suggest the partnership between the school and the … Continue reading

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SJSU and Udacity End Game: 3 courses to be offered for-credit on Canvas LMS

After a great deal of publicity from their spring and summer pilots, San Jose State University has just announced that they will offer three of the courses again in Spring 2014 – but with a twist. On the surface, the … Continue reading

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Changing the Narrative

As Phil mentioned, he and I were both lucky to attend the MOOC Research Initiative conference, which was a real tour de force. Jim Groom observed that even the famously curmudgeonly Stephen Downes appeared to be enjoying himself, and I would make … Continue reading

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MOOC Mania: Stanford AI Course Creates Media Sensation Two Years Ago

It was two years ago, give or take a week, that the MOOC mania started. Think about the effects on higher education of this seminal event and how short a time it has been. In the past two years online … Continue reading

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California SB 520 Currently Misses the Mark, but Not By Much

Phil has done a great job of covering the news of California’s new bill (or stub of a bill, really) that would create a state-wide system of third-party online courses that would be available to students who would otherwise be … Continue reading

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