How to Build a Startup Course (EP245) When does the course begin?
This class is self paced. You can begin whenever you like and then follow your own pace. It’s a good idea to set goals for yourself to make sure you stick with the course. How long will the course be available? This class will always be available! How do I know if this course is for me? Take a look at the “Class Summary,” “What Should I Know,” and “What Will I Learn” sections above. Can I skip individual videos? Yes! What are the rules on collaboration? Collaboration is a great way to learn. Why are there so many questions? Udacity classes are a little different from traditional courses. What should I do while I’m watching the videos? Learn actively! About edX. At edX, we believe in the highest quality education, both online and in the classroom.
EdX was created for students and institutions that seek to transform themselves through cutting-edge technologies, innovative pedagogy, and rigorous courses. Through our institutional partners, the xConsortium, along with other leading global members, we present the best of higher education online, offering opportunity to anyone who wants to achieve, thrive, and grow. Our goals, however, go beyond offering courses and content. We are committed to research that will allow us to understand how students learn, how technology can transform learning, and the ways teachers teach on campus and beyond.
As innovators and experimenters, we want to share what we discover. Our aim is to become a leading resource for learners and learning worldwide by staying focused on the goals and principles set forth when forming edX: Ex-Stanford Teacher’s New Startup Brings University-Level Education To All [TCTV] Using Khan Academy as inspiration, Sebastian Thrun decided to bring his Stanford class on artificial intelligence online.
Anyone could sign up for free. And 160,000 people from around the world did. He saw the power of creating interactive lectures and distributing them for free. He left Stanford and launched Udacity, a company focused on bringing free university-level education to the world. In the interview above, Sebastian Thrun, Co-Founder of Udacity, talks about how he will help students improve their careers, whether or not the goal is to replace traditional universities, how the classes are different from iTunes U style taped lectures, and why some of his Stanford students preferred to watch him online. Sebastian used to think that becoming a Stanford professor was the pinnacle of achievement for a computer science teacher. Classes are currently focused on computer science since that’s what the team already knows how to teach. The Stanford Education Experiment Could Change Higher Learning Forever.
Sebastian Thrun and Peter Norvig in the basement of Thrun's guesthouse, where they record class videos.Photo: Sam Comen Stanford doesn’t want me.
I can say that because it’s a documented fact: I was once denied admission in writing. I took my last math class back in high school. Which probably explains why this quiz on how to get a computer to calculate an ideal itinerary is making my brain hurt. I’m staring at a crude map of Romania on my MacBook. Last fall, the university in the heart of Silicon Valley did something it had never done before: It opened up three classes, including CS221, to anyone with a web connection. People around the world have gone crazy for this opportunity. Aside from computer-programming AI-heads, my classmates range from junior-high school students and humanities majors to middle-aged middle school science teachers and seventysomething retirees. Solid understanding? That stuff’s all easier said than done.
My it iq. Ex-Stanford-Professor Thrun: "Die Uni nutzt Methoden wie vor tausend Jahren" - SPIEGEL ONLINE - Nachrichten - UniSPIEGEL. SPIEGEL ONLINE: Herr Thrun, Sie haben ihre Professorenstelle in Stanford aufgegeben und möchten nun mit der Online-Universität Udacity die Hochschulbildung verändern.
Wie haben Sie das bitteschön Ihren Kollegen erklärt? Thrun: Viele meiner Kollegen möchten auch online unterrichten, würden dafür aber nicht unbedingt die Uni verlassen. Stanford-Professor zu sein ist eine schöne Sache. Aber es ist wie bei einem Bergsteiger: Das Klettern macht immer mehr Spaß, als auf dem Gipfel zu stehen. SPIEGEL ONLINE: Sie sind gegen eine Ausbildung nur für Eliten, gegen teure Studiengebühren und halten Noten für einen Fehler im Bildungssystem.
Thrun: Weil ich das auch erst seit kurzer Zeit weiß. SPIEGEL ONLINE: Sie meinen ihre Weltvorlesung, in der Sie gemeinsam mit Ihrem Kollegen Ihre Stanford-Vorlesung über Künstliche Intelligenz übers Netz abgehalten haben, einschließlich Prüfung. Thrun: Durch das Internet-Lehrprojekt habe ich gemerkt, was für eine wahnsinnige Macht dieses Medium hat. Udacity - Educating the 21st Century.