“Education used to be a slice of life, something you did as a child through college, and then spent the rest of your life working, and then death,” said Udacity CEO Sebastian Thrun onstage at VentureBeat’s DataBeat/Data Summit. “Everything is about to change.”
VentureBeat talked with a series of data scientists who went on to become founders and CEOs, to learn more about how their background informs their leadership, product, and overall business strategy.
Sebastian Thrun made robots smarter, and built “Stanley,” the driverless car that won the 2005 DARPA Challenge. Now he’s making humans smarter with Udacity, the online education company he co-founded in 2011.
Queen Rania Al Abdullah has taken a personal interest in the MOOc trend. She believes it will benefit minority groups in the Arab World, especially young women.
Desire2Learn does not want to miss out on the massive open online course trend, often referred to by insiders as ”MOOCs.”
California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and Udacity founder Sebastian Thrun discussed what it will take to fix America’s outdated system of higher education at TechCrunch Disrupt.