The Future of Education?
Is it only a matter of time before the Internet changes absolutely everything? This post by Felix Salmon tells the tale of Sebastian Thrun who has resigned his post as a tenured Stanford professor to start Udacity, an online University. Thrun was emboldened by the 160,000 students worldwide who enrolled in his online AI class, taught by himself and Google’s Peter Norvig. Udacity follows in the footsteps of the Khan Academy, which I wrote about last year.