Friday, April 05, 2013

The future of online learning for higher education is here today ... and it's FREE!

How did this slip under my radar? Posted to YouTube on August 1st, 2012, Computer Science professor Daphne Koller of Standford University talks about the Coursera project. Massively open and free course-ware that enables learners from anywhere to study online. It's not computer-based training; it's group-paced web-enabled learning. Great features exist like peer grading, student-to-student interaction, short video chunks by masterful instructors, recall practice and real assignments and exams. As of April 2013, more than 62 universities are contributing in order to offer more than 334 courses on Coursera - all free. Check out Daphne's intriguing TED TALK below. Thought provoking isn't it?

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