Online Learning Update

November 27, 2013

Online lectures debut at CMU

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:10 am

by George Lederman, The Tartan

While the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, and Harvard University have received huge publicity for their Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), Carnegie Mellon has been quietly developing its own set of technological learning tools which were on display Thursday in conjunction with the launch of President Suresh’s Simon Initiative. Carnegie Mellon’s strength in both technology and in understanding learning begs the question — why isn’t Carnegie Mellon known for its educational technology? Perhaps the answer lies in Carnegie Mellon’s rich history as a center for data analytics and machine learning — the university has facilitated some cautious investigations into online learning but has not wanted to jump into the fray before understanding the data.

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