Thursday, 2 February 2012

Is the future of teaching online?

Here's food for thought:

Stanford Professor Gives Up Teaching Position, Hopes to Reach 500,000 Students at Online Start-Up

The Stanford University professor who taught an online artificial-intelligence course to more than 160,000 students has left his tenured teaching position at the university, and remains an untenured research professor there, to aim for an even bigger audience.

Sebastian Thrun, a research professor of computer science at Stanford, revealed today that he had given up his teaching role at the institution to found Udacity, a start-up offering low-cost online classes.

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