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School's In For Summer At Udacity 105

Posted by timothy
from the nerd-camp-by-remote dept.
theodp writes "Forget about his self-driving cars. CNN reports that Sebastian Thrun's Udacity — where you and 159,999 fellow classmates can take a free, Stanford-caliber online course together at the same time — just might be the future of higher education. Interestingly, of all the students taking Thrun's AI class globally and at Stanford, the top 410 students were online; the 411th top performer was a Stanford student. 'We just found over 400 people in the world who outperformed the top Stanford student,' Thrun said."
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School's In For Summer At Udacity

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  • by Antony-Kyre (807195) on Saturday July 07, 2012 @09:25AM (#40575353)

    are they factoring in that the online students may have much, much, much... much more free time than a "brick and mortar" student?

    Seriously consider the possibility that an in-person student may be taking many classes all at once, with attention diversified versus someone online who may only be taking one class.

    As I said, I haven't read the article.

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