+George Siemens puts it clearly – Udacity’s failure is just Thrun’s failure, nothing else.

+George Siemens puts it clearly – Udacity's failure is just Thrun's failure, nothing else.


Well, there it is folks. After two years of hype, breathless proclamations about how Udacity will transform higher education, Silicon Valley blindness to existing learning research, and numerous articles/interviews featuring Sebastian Thrun, Udacity has failed. No one did more of a disservice to …

CRUP | Escolas públicas preparam melhor os alunos para terem sucesso no superior

Público. 18 Janeiro 2013. quadro desempenho_universitrios As escolas privadas preparam melhor os alunos para os exames, mas não para terem um bom desempenho na universidade. A Universidade do Porto (UP) analisou o percurso académico de 4280 estudantes admitidos no ano lectivo 2008/09 e concluiu …

+George Siemens with a positive view on the role of universities. With slides from a recent presentation…

+George Siemens with a positive view on the role of universities. With slides from a recent presentation.

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Proclamations of systemic change, particularly in higher education, are more hype than reality. In spite of growing enrolments and expansion of higher education systems worldwide, a small number of folks, generally untethered from reality, are proclaiming higher education as a system in demise.