New Open Education Platform Udacity

Logo udacityYesterday Sebastian Thrun announced that he is starting a new Open Education platform Udacity.com. Last year he was the initiator for the succesful open classes on Artifical Intellegence with more than 150.000 students.

The first course they will launch is on making a web search engine. In seven weeks you should be able to make a web search engine like Google or Yahoo!

In his announcements speech he had a great quote for all of us:

If we can make education free and accessible for the world, we can achieve things we never thought possible.

I trully believe this and that is why TU Delft is publishing OpenCourseWare courses and very active in the OpenCourseWare Consortium.

Audrey Watters wrote a nice blog about this on hack education.

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