The Online Revolution: Education for Everyone

Apr 17, 2013

CONVERSATION l Daphne Koller l Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. l 203 Butler Library

Daphne Koller, Stanford University professor and co-founder of massively open online course (MOOC) platform Coursera, spoke at Columbia University.

Koller’s talk, “The Online Revolution: Education for Everyone,” discusses how the advent of MOOCs is transforming higher education. Dozens of top universities now offer MOOCs that span a range of topics including computer science, business, medicine, science, humanities, social sciences, and more. Launched in April 2012, Coursera now has over 3 million students, ranging from 10 to 90 years old, of whom 40% are in the developing world. In this talk, Koller reported on this far-reaching experiment in education, including some examples and preliminary analytics. She also discussed how this model can support an improved learning experience for on-campus students, via blended learning, and provide unprecedented access to education to millions of students around the world.