Sebastian Thrun: Testing Stifles Tech

Sep 10, 2013

DOWN WITH THE SYSTEM: "I like diving into something with no clue how to get out of it," said Udacity CEO, Sebastian Thrun. Ahead of a meeting with British education minister, Michael Gove, Thrun leveled some criticism in The Guardian about how the term-based structure of the education system, the focus on having entire age groups progress at the same pace, and a "fear-based" testing system are hampering the potential of edtech innovation.

Sebastian Thrun: Testing Stifles Tech

Sep 10, 2013

DOWN WITH THE SYSTEM: "I like diving into something with no clue how to get out of it," said Udacity CEO, Sebastian Thrun. Ahead of a meeting with British education minister, Michael Gove, Thrun leveled some criticism in The Guardian about how the term-based structure of the education system, the focus on having entire age groups progress at the same pace, and a "fear-based" testing system are hampering the potential of edtech innovation.

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