- October 1st, 2012: Development Economics at Marginal Revolution University
- September 28th, 2012: US Department of Ed. releases 3 year student loan default rates
- Some thoughts on Coursera
- Dropout Nation (PBS Frontline) Aired September 25th, 2012
- September 19th, 2012: Coursera adds 17 more university partners
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Tag Archives: online education
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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