What My 11 Year Old’s Stanford Course Taught Me About Online Education

Joshua Gans

these days anyone can take a course at Stanford. You don’t even have to pay. All you need is access to a computer and a reasonable Internet connection. So what we can say is my 11 year old son just watched a bunch of videos on the Internet

He followed his son’s journey on a Game Theory course , who consulted wikipedia for aspects of algebra and probability and watched the lectures which were slides with heads and found it less interesting. Joshua notes that this is similar to traditional university. There were aspects of online experimentation and assessment available and describes an unusual experiment that his son tries out on the streets.

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