Shelly Palmer Radio Report – March 7, 2013

Higher education is in for a radical change. A new program will offer lower level online courses for students at San Jose State University for only $150. The program is run by a company called Udacity, which hires its own online mentors to run the courses, which will predominantly feature instructional videos and web-based quizzes.  The program is aimed at students who have trouble meeting basic college requirements and will offer algebra and statistics courses to 300 students at a time. Students from San Jose State and nearby high schools and community colleges will be eligible to sign up. We’ve seen technology in the classroom, as teachers use iPads and cell phones to help with their lessons. But this is one of the first times technology has replaced State teachers, rather than help them. What this means for the future of education is anyone’s guess, but we’ve officially entered a new era: one dominated by computers and robots. Our world is more connected than ever before.

Author:

Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).

  • paula lynn

    How would this compare to other courses like Khan Academy ? (Back in the days, it was a shonda for parents to get help for their kids. )