Tag Archives: Sebastian Thrun

The MOOCs have landed!

“What is a MOOC,” you ask. It’s the newly trendy acronym for Massive Open Online Course – the kind of free online course on offer at startups Coursera and Udacity, and by the non-profit Harvard-MIT-UC Berkeley consortium edX. MOOCs differ … Continue reading

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How teaching a free online class changed this prof’s life

If you have a spare 20 minutes to get choked up, listen to this talk by Stanford University computer scientist Sebastian Thrun. (Skip the intro – Thrun starts talking 2:27 min. into the video.) As I said in my last … Continue reading

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The audacity of Udacity

Stanford computer scientist Sebastian Thrun is shaking up the world of higher education again. You may remember that he was part of an initiative last fall that offered three free Stanford computer science courses to the world. More than 160,000 … Continue reading

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Get a grade and a certificate from free Stanford AI course

In what may be a first in free online courses, two Stanford University computer science profs are offering a popular Introduction to Artificial Intelligence course via the web, and you can get a certificate (but not college credit) and a … Continue reading

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