Massive Courses Sans Stanford

by Steve Kolowich

Leland Stanford first planned to found an institution in 1884. 127 years on some Stanford instructors are pushing beyond the boundaries of  ‘the institution’ with several professors setting up private initiatives to provide massive open online education. This follows on from an Artificial Intelligence course in 2011 which attracted around 200 000 participants. The article describes various options being considered including establishment of a recruitment agency for technology industry rather than traditional forms of accreditation.