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Georgia Tech partners with Udacity to offer $7k online Master’s in Computer Science degree

Georgia Tech is partnering with Udacity and AT&T to offer a completely online Master’s in Computer Science degree costing less than $7,000 using the new massive open online course (MOOC) format.

Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the world’s premier research universities and is ranked seventh among U.S. News & World Report’s top public universities.

And I’d like a refund from my alma mater…

http://www.omscs.gatech.edu/announcement/

Sebastian Thrun starts new online computer science university

Sebastian Thrun (who taught the free online course “Intro to AI” at Stanford last semester) has quit his tenured professor position at Stanford and started his own online university called Udacity.  “Now that I saw the true power of education, there is no turning back. It’s like a drug. I won’t be able to teach 200 students again, in a conventional classroom setting.” 

Udacity’s first two classes are “Programming a Robotic Car” and “Building a Search Engine”.  Both classes are 7 weeks long and will have online lectures, exams, and programming assignments in Python.

Clarification:  he notes that he quit his tenured position to do more work at Google and continues to be a non-tenured professor at Stanford.

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