Take Two for July 22, 2013

San Jose State pulls out of Udacity online course partnership

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Udacity founder Sebastian Thrun speaks after receiving Smithsonian Magazine's ingenuity award for education last fall.

Earlier this year, San Jose State University announced that the school had teamed up with a startup called Udacity to offer college credit for courses taken online.

The move was heralded as an important step for massive open online courses, otherwise known as MOOCs, but looks like the deal with Udacity didn't pan out quite as planned. San Jose State pulled the plug on the deal late last week.

For more on what happened and what this means for the future of online learning we're joined now by Jeffrey Young, tech reporter for the Chronicle of Higher Education. 
 


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