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Class Central - 12:50 PM (edited) - Public +Udacity to offer entire computer science curriculum and certification services so that an entire degree can be obtained online

In an email from the AI-Class team, announcing the new classes, stated the following:

We are doing this with a new university: Udacity. In the next months, we will offer an entire computer science curriculum through Udacity, and offer certification services so that an entire degree can be obtained online.

The complete email can be found below:

Thank you for your interest in AI Class and congratulations to those who successfully graduated. We were totally amazed that over 23,000 students made it all the way to the end in a Stanford graduate-level class.

Due to popular demand, we are teaching a follow-up class: AI for Robotics at www.udacity.com . Also due to popular demand, we now have a programming environment, so you can develop and test software. Our goal is to teach you to program a self driving car in 7 weeks. This is a topic very close to my heart, and I am eager to share it with you. (This class builds on the concepts in ai class, but ai class is NOT required).

We are also launching an introduction to programming class, where students will learn to program a search engine, without any prior knowledge of programming. This will be great for students new to computer science.

We are doing this with a new university: Udacity. In the next months, we will offer an entire computer science curriculum through Udacity, and offer certification services so that an entire degree can be obtained online.

I would love to see you in class again! I would also love if you could help us spread the word and recruit students. Udacity is an experiment in democratizing education, in making free education available for everyone in the world. It can only succeed if you join us and help spread the word.

Sebastian

Note: I saw this on Google+ - which reminded me to check my email - which contained this as well

asked 04 Feb '12, 13:23

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edited 04 Feb '12, 13:31


I got the list from Udacity that'll be offered in 2012:

  1. THEORY OF COMPUTATION
  2. OPERATING SYSTEMS
  3. COMPUTER NETWORKS
  4. DISTRIBUTED SYSTEMS
  5. COMPUTER SECURITY
  6. ALGORITHMS AND DATA STRUCTURES
  7. SOFTWARE ENGINEERING PRACTICES
  8. BUILDING WEB APPLICATIONS
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answered 05 Feb '12, 07:47

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I wonder where they are getting the money to fund this program?? Will there be adv. or what?

I think it is great and I have enrolled in one of their classes.

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answered 18 Feb '12, 00:44

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They already said, when asked about it, that the main idea the currently have for revenue is helping companies recruit their most brilliant students.
(18 Feb '12, 03:39) XavierP XavierP's gravatar image
It is already mentioned in Udacity's website that "Charles River Ventures" is funding the program. Link : http://www.udacity.com/us
(18 Feb '12, 05:19) Wasif Hossain Wasif%20Hossain's gravatar image
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