All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Udacity’

LinkedIn Partners With Online Education Sites To Let Users Display Accomplishments

LinkedIn has partnered with a handful of online education companies to add accomplishments to users’ LinkedIn profiles. The company has launched a pilot program with Coursera, EdX, Lynda.com, Pearson, Skillsoft, Udacity and Udemy. When the user completes a course from one of these providers, they’ll get an email with a link that will let them save a certification or completed …

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Harvard, MIT Launching Free edX Courses

Harvard recently announced its new initiative to add book metadata available for public search for all of its libraries, and now the ivy league research school has teamed up with MIT to offer free online courses, a new program called edX. The edX initiative is a non-profit organization that is funded by both institutions, with each contributing roughly $30 million …

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Google’s Project Glass Featured on Charlie Rose

Sebastian Thrun, founder of Google X, sat with Charlie Rose this week to talk about the Google Glass Project. Thrun also taked about other projects he is involved in including artificial intelligence research, Google’s self-driving cars, and Udacity, his free online university. Google X is Google’s “secret lab” which takes what Thrun calls “moon-shot” ideas and turn them into products. …

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Stanford Professor Quits Job To Start Free Online University

Sebastian Thrun had a nice gig. As Research Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University and a Google Fellow, Thrun led the development of the Google self-driving car. But, Thrum just stepped down from Stanford to go start his own show. Udacity is a free online university with a mission to “change the future of education”. The class currently being …

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Professor Teaches Students How To Create Their Own Google

Sebastian Thrun, an ex Stanford professor decided in January to give up his tenure at the school and reach out for larger audiences. Specializing in machine learning and robotics, Thrun is excited to leave the constraints of formal education and become a key player in a new online university called Udacity. The professor believes in reaching the people who truly …

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