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San Jose State U. and Udacity Resume Online-Learning Trials

18 Dec

By Lawrence Biemiller

After putting its high-profile online-learning experiment on hold for the fall semester, San Jose State University said on Tuesday that it would resume offering three online courses next spring in conjunction with Udacity, one of the three big providers of massive open online courses.

The courses—”Elementary Statistics,” “Introduction to Programming,” and “General Psychology”—are among five with which the university has tested whether teaching methods and technology that Udacity developed for MOOCs could be useful in more-conventional courses offered for university credit. Two mathematics courses that were offered last spring are not being reprised.

The three courses will be offered for credit to strictly limited numbers of San Jose State students and others in the California State University system, the university said. The courses will also be offered to all comers through Udacity’s website, but completing the courses will earn those students only Udacity certificates.

[ Full article available at The Chronicle of Higher Education: http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/san-jose-state-u-and-udacity-resume-online-learning-trials/49043 ]

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Posted by on December 18, 2013 in MOOCs in the News, Op-Ed

 

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