Sebastian Thrun confuses me: Thoughts on Udacity’s openness project

George Siemens, Venture Beat, Sept 10, 2013
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Georgen Siemens likes Sebastian Thrun (he writes; I've never met the man, nor am I likely to). It's "the other Thrun that confuses me," Siemens continues. "He says things like:

Most recently, writes Siemens, "pulled another confusing move in announcing Open Educational Alliance." Confusing because of "the lack of reference to or connection with the existing open education movement. This is a frustrating Silicon Valley attribute. Don’t learn from others. Learn it yourself." In the end, MOOCs may be signaling not the end of the relevance of university system, but the end of the relevance of Silicon Valley. Something to ponder.

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