School Information System
Newsletter Sign Up |

Subscribe to this site via RSS: | Newsletter signup | Send us your ideas

July 23, 2013

Udacity Founder on the Future of Learning

Rachel Metz:

San Jose State University is suspending courses it has been offering through Udacity that involved both high school and San Jose State students, due to low course-passing rates as compared to traditional classes, and plans to start things up again in the spring. How do you feel about this?

We felt we got these kids, they worked really hard, and they stayed with it, but they didn't get the skills they needed to be proficient. We asked them why, and they said they needed more time. Literally, this is a truly joint decision; I'm totally behind it because I feel the objective must be to give students a great education.

How has online learning changed since you started Udacity?
We've evolved the MOOC concept into one that really helps people throughout the course to complete the course. The most recent completion rates in pilots we've been running have been 85 percent, as opposed to 5 percent or 4 percent, which is common in MOOC-land.


Posted by Jim Zellmer at July 23, 2013 5:47 AM
Subscribe to this site via RSS/Atom: Newsletter signup | Send us your ideas
Post a comment

Remember personal info?