Lessons from MOOCs

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Lessons from MOOCs

Jun 27, 2012

CLASS OF MANY: Ever wonder what it's like to teach 100,000 students? It's quite a feat, even handled remotely. Peter Norvig's recent TEDTalk is all about his lessons learned from the Stanford AI class he taught with Sebastian Thrun--you know, the one that ignited enthusiasm for top-notch online learning. An interesting admission: "it's a little bit ironic that we set about to disrupt traditional education, and in doing so, we ended up making our online class much more like a traditional college class than other online classes."

On that note, Outlookindia.com dug up some stats about edX from an interview with president Anant Agarwal. Its first course back in February, "Circuits and Electronics," drew 120,000 students. The U.S. took the top spot for people registered, followed by India, the UK, and interestingly enough, Colombia.

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