Its time for smart engineers to explore the online class creating software.
Originally posted on Gigaom:
Considering that Google’s (s GOOG) Director of Research Peter Norvig and Google X founder Sebastian Thrun co-taught one of the massive online Stanford classes that gave momentum to the recent surge in online learning, it’s probably not surprising that the search giant itself is now staking out a spot in education’s latest frontier.
After running its own online course, Power Searching with Google, the company is releasing the technology it used to offer the class as open-source Course Builder software.
In a blog post, Norvig said:
The Course Builder open source project is an experimental early step for us in the world of online education. It is a snapshot of an approach we found useful and an indication of our future direction. We hope to continue development along these lines, but we wanted to make this limited code base available now, to see what early adopters will…
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