Thursday, May 17, 2012

Coursera - About Time

 Thomas Ng, Stanford Uni Professor teaches 100,000 students in one semester - cost to each $100.  Not bad for Ng, not bad for the students.  The ever rising cost of tertiary education has ben stymied by the Net, finally.

University of Phoenix and National University are two on-line tertiary providers who have been teaching on line for quite some time.  Looks like Silicon Valley has finally signed on to make billions on education without short changing students.  Seems a win-win situation all round.

Below is a link to the NY Times article on the program.  Take a look.  I suspect you will be impressed if not at the very least interested.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/16/opinion/friedman-come-the-revolution.html?_r=1&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20120516