Online Learning Update

July 19, 2013

Udacity Project on ‘Pause’

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:09 am

by Ry Rivard, Inside Higher Ed

After six months of high-profile experimentation, San Jose State University plans to “pause” its work with Udacity, a company that promises to deliver low-cost, high-quality online education to the masses. The decision will likely be seen as a setback for a unique partnership announced in January by California Gov. So far, that future is elusive. San Jose State Provost Ellen Junn said disappointing student performance will prompt the university to stop offering online classes with Udacity this fall as part of a “short breather.”

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