Tag Archives: online education

October 1st, 2012: Development Economics at Marginal Revolution University

MRU is up and running!  Find out why two economists, Alex Tabarrok and Tyler Cowen, are offering economics courses for free. Their first course is Development Economics.  The class covers everything from basic facts about poverty and prosperity to the … Continue reading

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Daphne Koller gives a TED talk about Coursera

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More Free Education: Marginal Revolution University

The proliferation of free online education platforms continues. Today Tyler Cowen and Alex Tabarrok (both economics professors at George Mason University) announced the launch of Marginal Revolution University, an online education platform for economics. From their blog: Here are a … Continue reading

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July 25th, 2012: The Typical Online Student

The average student pursuing a postsecondary credential completely online is a white, 33-year-old woman with a full-time job and a household income around $65,000 per year, according to a new surveysponsored by two companies involved in online consulting. Read more … Continue reading

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Online education not yet benefiting those who most need it

Kanyi Maqubela surveys the landscape of online education and explores some of the challenges that emerging online educational platforms face. He points out that the current users of many of these platforms are largely the educational elite and not necessarily … Continue reading

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July 17th, 2012: More universities to partner with Coursera

A dozen more universities have signed partnerships with Coursera, a company that provides hosting services for massively open online courses (MOOCs)… In addition to U.Va., Coursera will also be serving as a platform for open online courses from the California … Continue reading

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June 4th 2012: More on Thrun via Forbes

Udacity’s earliest course offerings have been free, and although Thrun eventually plans to charge something, he wants his tuition schedule to be shockingly low. Getting a master’s degree might cost just $100. After teaching his own artificial intelligence class at … Continue reading

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Sebastian Thrun on Flipping the Classroom

In this video, Sebastian Thrun speaks out about why he put his Stanford class online.  A must see. A bit of a long winded intro. Skip ahead to 2:20.

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Will online education be bigger than Facebook??

Let’s put it this way: if you can build a $100 billion company by using the Internet to replace the college yearbook — imagine what you can do if you use the Internet to replace college. Read the article by … Continue reading

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Interview with founders of Coursera

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