We hope everyone had a great holiday season. Here’s to a new year of learning and broadening access to education! It’s the beginning of the year but we have a lot of great things in the works. Here's a summary of what’s happening.
On January 15, 2013 we announced a pilot in conjunction with San Jose State University called SJSUPlus. This partnership will make Visualizing Algebra, College Algebra and Statistics available available for U.S. college credit. This pilot will be available to 300 students. In order to receive credit you must register on the SJSUPlus page to be accepted into the pilot. These credits are accepted in the California State University system, and in the case of Statistics, in the University of California system as well. Courses will also be available for those looking to learn or brush up on math skills. Enroll for those courses on the Udacity site. These courses are open for enrollment and will begin on January 30, 2013. If you’re interested in seeing the full story of our press event and announcement visit our Storify page.
We’re also working with ACE on a collaboration to explore college credit recommendations for four of our courses in addition to research initiative to look at impact and students served. This is all a part of wide-ranging research and evaluation effort to examine the academic potential of MOOCs and we’re pumped to be a part of it.
Thank you for your help and support in getting us nominated for a 2012 Crunchie. Now that we’re on the ballot please help us win Best Education Startup. You can vote once a day. The last day to vote is January 24th. Vote here!
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