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Reflections on online education: Udacity's Sebastian Thrun

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Open online courses are changing higher education. Traditional colleges face dangers—and opportunities. This video interview, a part of our special Education to Employment (#McK2e) series, features Sebastian Thrun, cofounder of the online-education company Udacity, explaining how effective teaching online differs from traditional methods.

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Maria Ginsbourg says:

I think Khan Academy is doing an amazing job for using gamification to make learning fun for kids. What elements of gamification can enhance the retention and satisfaction of adult learners? I'm also curious as to which goal- enhancing satisfaction or retention – is more important to Udacity.

jellovendigar says:

Thank you dear professor

zougoulogo says:

Dear Professor, Thank you very much.

Dr Maureen Murphy says:

I am in awe of this time! MOOCs are fantastic, I too think my career has found me!

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