MOOC, Udacity

Georgia Tech to Offer a MOOC-Like Online Master’s Degree, at Low Cost

Courses in the program will be free through Udacity‘s site, made up of video lectures and computer-graded homework assignments. Students who want the possibility of credit or a degree will have to apply for admission to the university and pay tuition, and those students will get access to teaching assistants and, in some cases, have their assignments graded by people.

The fees put a top-ranked computer-science program at a price point more comparable to a typical community college—about $134 per credit, compared with the normal rates at Georgia Tech of $472 per credit for in-state students and $1,139 per credit for out-of-state students, said Rafael L. Bras, the university’s provost.

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The university and Udacity will split the revenue from the paying students, with 60 percent going to Georgia Tech and 40 percent to Udacity, said Mr. Bras. “Udacity and Georgia Tech split the net income of this and, obviously, the net losses, if we have any—which we hope we don’t,” he said.

Read more at The Chronicle…



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