Online Learning Update

June 24, 2013

Venture Capital Needed for ‘Broken’ U.S. Education, Thrun Says

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

By Lisa Wolfson, Bloomberg Business Week

“Education is broken. Face it,” said Thrun, a Stanford University research professor who helped create Google Inc.’s self-driving car. “It is so broken at so many ends, it requires a little bit of Silicon Valley magic,” he said in an interview today at Bloomberg’s Next Big Thing summit in Half Moon Bay, California. “If you look at Stanford, they are wonderful but they are small, by choice,” Thrun said. “What is missing is scale.”

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