San Jose State, Udacity ‘pausing’ for-credit MOOC partnership

Udacity’s CEO Sebastian Thrun announces a partnership between the MOOC platform and SJSU in January 2013. The project is now on hiatus.

San Jose State University’s president, Mo Qayoumi, said he hoped it would be “a game-changer.” California Governor Jerry Brown said it could be a “key part of the solution” to better student outcomes in the state.

But the key may not yet be the right fit.

San Jose State and massive open online course (MOOC) platform Udacity are “pausing” a much-touted partnership that granted college credit for MOOCs, throwing a potential wrench in the state of California’s online education plans.…Read More