The Next Generation of Online Learning
Tom Friedman, in his recent New York Times article, captured the spirit behind Coursera, the next generation of online learning. He said the big breakthroughs are what happen when what is suddenly possible meets what is desperately necessary. Education. Affordable, accessible higher education is desperately necessary. Let’s look at what’s suddenly possible.
Andrew Ng teaches one of the most sought after Stanford classes. It’s a Machine Learning class, and it has 400 students enrolled every time it is offered. When he offered this class to the general public he received over 100,000 registrations. To meet demand he would have to teach his class for 250 years.