Online Learning Update

November 27, 2013

Inside Udacity’s struggle to reinvent and democratize higher education

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:08 am

By David Pierce, the Verge

Turning massive open online classes (MOOCs) into a successful education and a successful business is much harder than anyone thought. Fast Company’s Max Chafkin paints Udacity founder Sebastian Thrun as a lover of the humanities, talking about robots in terms of human ideas and human behavior. But Udacity, Khan Academy, and universities across the world have encountered a problem that is both deeply human and deeply technical. There are solutions everywhere, but few answers so far.

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