ERIC Number: EJ1006563
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan
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Stanford's Online Strategy
Waters, John K.
Campus Technology, v26 n5 p22-26 Jan 2013
Stanford University (CA) is MOOC Central. While the school may not have launched the first massive open online course (MOOC), its efforts have propelled the concept to the forefront of higher education in a matter of months. Starting with Sebastian Thrun's Introduction to Artificial Intelligence course, which enrolled 160,000 students, Stanford and its professors have played--and continue to play--key roles in the MOOC juggernaut, including the launch of two of the principal entrants in the field, Coursera and Udacity. These initiatives did not materialize out of thin air. Stanford has been on the cutting edge of online learning perhaps longer than any other institution of higher learning. What's changed is the scale involved--a scale so mind-blowing that MOOCs are being touted in some circles as the mother all disruptive education technologies.
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Educational Development, Educational Strategies, College Programs, College Planning, Technology Uses in Education, Information Technology, Institutional Characteristics
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Education Level: Higher Education
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