Online learning has been increasingly applied to university courses to enhance a students learning experience. In particular, a programme pioneered in Stanford University by Professor Ng as part of the Massive Open Online Courses platform delivered through Coursera has enabled students from anywhere in the world to attend high quality Stanford Courses for free.
Professor Ng who leads the Machine Learning class has been able to deliver the course to over 100,000 students since the development of the platform in 2011, a task and student outreach, which using the conventional classroom environment would have taken 250 years.
The Coursera platform currently delivers 43 university level courses from 4 universities. There are 640,000 students at present taking part in the courses from 190 countries.
Watch the Ted talk by Daphne Koller and Andrew Ng of Stanford University titled ‘The Online Revolution: Education for Everyone’ on the development of this pioneering work below.