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A $100 masters degree – Sebastian Thrun, founder of Udacity explains how.

06 Jun

See on Scoop.itWorkskillers, teacherpreneurs and the education revolution

Conventional ­university teaching is way too costly, inefficient and ­ineffective to survive for long, says Sebastian Thrun founder of Udacity. 

 

Udacity’s earliest course offerings have been free, and although Thrun eventually plans to charge something, he wants his tuition schedule to be shockingly low. Getting a master’s degree might cost just $100.

 

“It’s pretty obvious that degrees will go away,” Thrun says. “The idea of a degree is that you spend a fixed time right after high school to educate yourself for the rest of your career. But ­careers change so much over a lifetime now that this model isn’t valid anymore.”

 

He wants to ­foment a teaching revolution in which the world’s best instructors conduct highly interactive online classes that let them reach 100,000 students simultaneously and globally.

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