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California Universities Aggressively Expand Online Courses, Finds Failure Rates Drop

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The largest university system in America is aggressively expanding its experimental foray into Massive Online Open Learning (MOOCs), based on an unusually promising pilot course. The California State University system will offer a special “flipped” version of an electrical engineering course at 11 more universities, where students watch online lectures...
California Universities Aggressively Expand Online Courses, Finds Failure Rates Drop

Udacity to announce partnership with San Jose State University, will trial for-credit online classes

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Working alongside college professors at San Jose State, online course start-up Udacity will launch a pilot program for remedial and college-level algebra. Importantly, these classes won't simply result in a nice certificate, but genuine college credit. Students will have to stump up $150 for each three-unit course, with the...
Udacity to announce partnership with San Jose State University, will trial for-credit online classes

The Race To Fill Online Classrooms Expands Overseas

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Coursera and Edx are expanding globally, and acting locally on a "flipped classroom" model. Coursera and Edx, two platforms for Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs) -- dubbed by Clay Shirky the "MP3 of Higher Ed" -- each announced today that they are expanding their reach with international partners. Coursera,...
The Race To Fill Online Classrooms Expands Overseas
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Battery university to open its doors this Summer

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CalCharge, a sort of Y Combinator for battery startups, and San Jose State University are creating a “Battery University” program for the next-generation of earnest battery entrepreneurs and researchers. The university will offer classes on its Santa Clara, Calif. campus starting this Summer on battery technology, business and innovation. Much...
Battery university to open its doors this Summer
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Udacity strikes deal to bring low-cost online classes to California university

Udacity, San Jose State University offer online classes for credit

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In June 2012, Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown called Silicon Valley entrepreneur Sebastian Thrun asking for help. The result? San Jose State Plus, online courses for academic credit. [Read more]...
Udacity, San Jose State University offer online classes for credit

AOL's Tim Armstrong Just Did A Very Smart Thing

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AOL just hired an investment bank to sell its patent portfolio. This is, quietly, a very smart move. AOL has been around since the dawn of the Internet and has accumulated 800 patents over the years. Most of those patents, presumably, are absurdly vague--such as the patents Yahoo is...
AOL's Tim Armstrong Just Did A Very Smart Thing

In a Twist, Udacity Will Offer Cheap, Remedial Public School Algebra Courses

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Over the past year, Udacity has established itself as a provider of free classes, mostly in computer science, offered online to large audiences across the world. Now it’s going to do something quite different. In partnership with the state of California, Udacity will teach remedial and introductory courses on algebra...
In a Twist, Udacity Will Offer Cheap, Remedial Public School Algebra Courses

What numbers and a new book tell us about the Y Combinator way

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It seems like incubator and accelerator programs are a dime a dozen these days. But it was Y Combinator, co-founded in 2005 by investor Paul Graham, that paved the way for these other programs, proving its success with the incubation of companies like AirBnB and Dropbox. So what’s the secret to Graham’s success...
What numbers and a new book tell us about the Y Combinator way
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Digital learning finding a bigger home in California's state university system

Silicon Valley's Pretty Sure the Economy Is Just Dandy

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Look at that vista. How could you not feel good about the world? (Photo: flickr.com/nagobe) Listening to the presidential debates, it’s easy to feel bummed about the economy. But there’s a place–a bright, sunny place, far to the West, where the world feels as new as the money–whose denizens are...
Silicon Valley's Pretty Sure the Economy Is Just Dandy
The overlooked assumption of online education

MOOCs, sensors, apps and games: The revolution in education innovation

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Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have been touted by some as the breakthrough that will transform education. Top universities such as MIT, Harvard, and the University of California at Berkeley are scrambling to make their lectures available online. Gov. Jerry Brown (D-Calif.) described one such program -- a trial effort...
MOOCs, sensors, apps and games: The revolution in education innovation
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California to Give Web Courses a Big Trial

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Udacity, a start-up that offers online college courses, will offer low-cost remedial and introductory classes to students at San Jose State University and local community colleges and high schools....
California to Give Web Courses a Big Trial

Massive online courses draw more backlash from college professors

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San Jose State University, one of the biggest academic supporters of the growing MOOC (massive open online course) movement, apparently has some vocal dissenters in its ranks. In the past year, the university has welcomed MOOC providers like edX and Udacity with open arms — in addition to launching a...
Massive online courses draw more backlash from college professors

Coursera classes for college credit? Five online courses approved for credit equivalency

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Massive open online classes are moving ever closer to legitimacy. Last month, Udacity announced a partnership with San Jose State University to pilot three online classes for college credit. And on Wednesday, Coursera is set to announce that five of its courses have won approval from the American Council on...
Coursera classes for college credit? Five online courses approved for credit equivalency

Secretary of Commerce launches local patent office program

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Speaking at San Jose State University as part of a planned trip to Silicon Valley, acting US Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank said that a planned network of regional satellite patent offices coupled with the effects of new legislation should slow the recent rash of major tech company patent lawsuits....
Secretary of Commerce launches local patent office program

Why Adobe likes Google better than Microsoft

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During my chat with Adobe Systems (ADBE) CEO Bruce Chizen a couple of weeks ago, he mentioned Google (GOOG) a couple of times in ways that illuminated how so much of Silicon Valley envies Google but still hates Microsoft (MSFT). I interviewed Chizen at San Jose State University in front...
Why Adobe likes Google better than Microsoft
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