Online Learning Update

January 31, 2014

Can online education grow up?

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:02 am

by Kent Bernhard Jr, Biz Journals

Coursera Co-Founder Andrew Ng — an expert on machine learning and director of Stanford’s artificial intelligence lab — is currently mulling the ways his startup can position MOOCs as an employer-approved job credential. Andrew Ng has an impressive resume. But it’s an open question whether his company, Coursera, can really revolutionize higher education. First Stanford, then Google, then multimillion-dollar startup. Coursera co-founder Andrew Ng has put together an impressive resumé in Silicon Valley. Now the 37-year-old Stanford computer science professor is parlaying his academic and corporate experience into a startup that aims to put an elite education within reach for anyone with a Web connection. The question is whether Coursera, which has amassed $85 million in funding, can deliver on that promise while actually making money in the sizzling education technology field.

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