Educational Technology

August 30, 2013

Udacity reports better results for its online education experiment

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:40 am

by Christina Farr, Venture Beat

After a few tweaks, the company just reported that its summer pilot has been far more successful. Thrun, who is also a Google fellow and Stanford lecturer, published a blog post with the results. “In short, pass rates are up and match more closely those in SJSU on-campus classes,” Thrun announced. For the summer program, Udacity used data from the spring and made a number of changes. Interestingly, college credit was not the leading motivation for students to take these courses for credit. “Love of learning, career advancement, and lack of options were all part of the equation,” said Thrun.


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