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Reevaluating the Future of Online Education


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Udacity office in Silicon Valley, ground zero for MOOCs.
Tina Barseghian/KQED
Udacity office in Silicon Valley, ground zero for MOOCs.

A recent study of massive open online courses, known as "MOOCs," found that only about 4 percent of the million users tracked actually completed their courses. Earlier this year, San Jose State suspended its online courses after poor results, including one math class where fewer than a quarter of the students got a passing grade. We discuss the future of online classes.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Laura Perna, professor of higher education at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education and co-author of the recent study on MOOCs
  • Peter Hadreas, chair of the Philosophy Department at San Jose State University
  • Sebastian Thrun, CEO and founder of Udacity

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