"MOOCs" for Credit Come to California

Take note, folks. It’s here: “MOOCs” for credit.
California Governor Jerry Brown, San Jose State University President Mo Qayoumi, and Udacity co-founder and CEO Sebastian Thrun held a press conference this morning to announce a pilot program that marks a first for the state: San Jose State will award college credits for special versions of select Udacity classes.

Top 10 Ed-Tech Startups of 2012

It probably goes without saying, but I’ll type it out anyway: 2012 was an incredible year for education technology startups. Launches. Updates. Funding. Acquisitions. Adoption. Headlines. Disruptions. Drama. Politics. Buzz. Hype. Revolutions. And stuff.

Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2012: Automation and Artificial Intelligence

Part 9 of my Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2012 series.

On Saturday, I took a ride in one of Google’s self-driving cars. “This will be the most incredibly boring drive ever,” joked the car’s developer Sebastian Thrun.

Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2012: MOOCs

Part 5 of my Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2012 series
The Year of the MOOC
Massive Open Online Courses. MOOCs. This was, without a doubt, the most important and talked-about trend in education technology this year.

The LMS Instructure Enters the MOOC Fray

Not content with being the young upstart in the LMS industry taking on the aging giants of Blackboard and Desire2Learn, Instructure has now decided to enter another market and take on some of the upstarts there, namely Coursera and edX. That is, tonight it launches the Canvas Network, which in the words of CEO Josh Coates, is “our answer to the whole MOOC hype.”

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