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David F. Carr
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7/30/2013 | 2:59:00 PM
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Have you taken a courses on Udacity? How do they compare, in your opinion?
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7/30/2013 | 2:56:06 PM
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One of the things I see with Udacity is it really does business as a sort of Google spin-off, with many top execs coming from Google.

It is one of the MOOC platforms organized as a for profit corporation, as opposed to edX which is a nonprofit consortium of universities. Clay Shirky says that's what really worries him about MOOCs -- not that the quality isn't good but that the corporate influence will be negative.

Interesting interview here:

Clay Shirky Says #MOOCs Will Matter, but Worries About Corporate Players
http://chronicle.com/blogs/wir...


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