Sebastian Thrun: What's Next in Higher Education
Tuesday, April 2, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)
Palo Alto, CA
Co-founder and CEO, Udacity
Steven Leckart, Correspondent, Wired Magazine - Moderator
MOOCs – Massive Open Online Courses – promise to revolutionize higher education. Last year Thrun kicked off MOOC-mania and made history by offering his Stanford Artificial Intelligence class to an unprecedented 160,000 students and sparked a discussion about the future of education. Can MOOCS be the solution to affordable and accessible college? What impact will they have on traditional colleges? Hear what’s next for higher education.
Location: Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto
Time: 6:30 p.m. check-in, 7 p.m. program
Cost: $20 standard, $12 members, $7 students (with valid ID)
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