Skeptical about whether online learning can really offer a quality education? On TED TALKS EDUCATION, a program WGBY aired this past May, you saw the quality of TED talks: Ideas Worth Spreading — ideas that we want to continue to help spread here.
A TED Talk that may well transform your view of online learning is one by Stanford professor Daphne Koller: What We’re Learning from Online Education. Growing up among several generations of PhD’s, she was expected to go to college and has become a passionate educator. Through her startup, Coursera, co-founded with Andrew Ng, she has made college available to anyone with online classes from 16 top colleges. In her TED Talk, Professor Koller says, “In many of our [online] courses, the median response time for a question on the question and answer forum was 22 minutes — which is not a level of service I have ever offered to my Stanford students.” Be prepared to learn more about the success and promise of online learning in her 20 minute talk.