“Online lectures suck.” But that’s not the problem.

“Online lectures suck”. Who said that, and why?

The comment was made by a Stanford student concerning his experience with the Coursera course CS229a: Applied Machine Learning. Ben Rudolph is an on-campus, fee-paying ($50,000 p.a.) student who took the online class as part of his studies. It’s thus not surprising that he wouldn’t be particularly enthralled by having to watch a series of short videos rather than attend lectures and mix with his peers. Continue reading

Not everyone likes Khan Academy

Google supports it. Bill Gates loves it – so much so that he’s donated significant funds to it, and apparently his children are using it. It’s more popular that MIT’s Open Courseware (in terms of numbers of views, anyway). So who could possibly be unhappy with Khan Academy? Continue reading