05 novembre 2013

With Open Platform, Stanford Seeks to Reclaim MOOC Brand

http://chronicle.com/img/subscribe_11_2011.jpgBy Steve Kolowich. The offices where two professors-turned-entrepreneurs have created an online-education empire are easy to overlook, tucked away in a business center here behind an Indian restaurant and a sandwich shop. That's where Coursera aggregates courses from top-tier institutions and beams them free to millions of students around the world. 
But drive northwest for a few miles on the same road—El Camino Real, Silicon Valley's main thoroughfare—and Stanford University is impossible to miss. The institution's arched, Spanish-revival buildings are among higher education's most recognizable icons, just as Stanford's brand is among the most prestigious in world. Read more...

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