As revenue trickles in, profit from MOOCs is a “welcome surprise”
Udacity’s Sebastian Thrun announced on April 22 that he would bestepping down from his post as company CEO; Vishal Makhijani, the company’s chief operating officer, will assume the throne. In an exclusive interview, Thrun shares with EdSurge’s Betsy Corcoran what he learned from being the “godfather” of MOOCs…
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) burst into the public consciousness in 2012 after feverish press reports about elite US universities offering free courses, through the Internet, to hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. A Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) course on Circuits and Electronics that had attracted 155,000 registrations was a typical example. Pundits proclaimed a revolution in higher education and numerous universities, fearful of being left behind, joined a rush to offer MOOCs.
IndonesiaX, a massive open online course platform, has launched an online course in which materials are developed by HarvardX.
The course, titled “Contract law: From trust to promise to contract”, is delivered in video format by Professor Charles Fried of Harvard Law School.
Professor Fried is one of the world’s renowned experts in the field of contractual law and has been teaching in the Harvard Law School for nearly 50 years, and has also written a lot of studies about contracts.