Educational Technology

December 15, 2013

Udacity CEO Sebastian Thrun On The Future Of Education

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:30 am

by Peter High, Forbes

PH: What do you see the impact of Udacity here in America on higher education as well as what sort of evolution do you see happening in the field?

ST: Two things, really. First is access and second is the quality of the experience. It’s really hard for people in the world to partake in higher education. They are excluded because they don’t get admitted. There is a financial barrier, and there is also a demographic barrier for entry for people in mid-career. It is important to stay up to-date in your skills and that skill set changes rapidly over time. We must be able to stay employed and when you need to find your next job, or advance in your career, this really requires more of a life-long learning perspective. So there is an access problem that Udacity addresses to give higher education to people of all ages and at all points in their life.

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