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Graduation Pictures from Menlo App Academy - Nov 2012

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Colbert Technology Report Nov 11, 2012

Colbert Technology Report November 6, 2012

Best Tweets from Election 2012

MOOC - Massive Open Online Courses

I have been tracking MOOCs for the past 6 months or so. It's a fascinating space that is basically taking education that you would not have had access to other than through a college or university, and providing it to anyone through an online course. The best known players today in this space are companies like Coursera, edX, Udacity and udemy. Personally I am most impressed with Coursera due to the high quality of course materials, professors, exercises, assignments and evaluations. My son (13) and I are taking an intro class to Python - there were 30,000 people registered initially. Makes you realize what the demand is for this type of education. The class is definitely challenging, definitely a "university level" class - but fun at the same time. I am also interested in watching companies like Udemy which are creating an online marketplace that anyone can leverage to share/sell their knowledge. These companies are kind of the iTunes App Store of education. Stay tu