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New courses from Harvard, MIT, UC Berkeley

More news from the fast moving world of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses): University of California at Berkeley has joined the edX consortium of Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the consortium’s first roster of courses is now online. … Continue reading

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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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Coursera announces new courses

Coursera.org announced an impressive slate of new free courses this week, along with $16 million in venture capital funding. Coursera, which began as a free course initiative at Stanford University, is now offering courses taught by instructors from UC Berkeley, … Continue reading

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Class Central: a great resource

If you want to keep track of the new breed of online courses now being offered by MIT’s MITx, Stanford’s Coursera and the independent site Udacity, you should check out Class Central. The website keeps track of starting dates and … 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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