Online Learning Update

August 16, 2010

Bill Gates: on Online Learning Classes

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

by Ina Fried, CNet

As for how he spends his time, Gates said he reads two to three hours a day, but is also up for spending an hour or two watching video, particularly online classes. “There are dozens and dozens of mind-blowing courses you can buy from Teach12,” he said. There are plenty of free options too, he said, but it is often hard to find the ones that match one’s interests and for which they have the right background. “There’s a lot of dead-ends where a course might not give you what you want,” he said. Gates also said that he hopes that eventually the best online courses will start to get significant funding to get even better, not unlike concert videos and other entertainment. “Why don’t the best physics classes have a million-dollar budget for neat experiments?” he said.

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