Thu, Dec 12, 2013 -- 9:00 AM
Reevaluating the Future of Online EducationDownload audio (MP3)
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
- 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