Saturday, February 4, 2012

Sebastian Thrun

Sebastian Thrun is excited about online teaching and learning. He's a convert! This is one of the best advertisements for for online teaching I've heard. The fact that it's a massive course is less interesting than his realization that he can reach students who would not otherwise have this kind of opportunity. We've got the same kinds of students at UMUC - military stationed abroad, moms who are managing to fit in online courses, people holding down jobs and raising families who go above and beyond to learn. At University of the People, we have students developing countries who'd never be able to get to a bricks and mortar school and/or never be able to afford tuition. I also love what Thurn had to say about grades. Can we get rid of them? Watch

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