November 13, 2011

Stanford’s Free Online Class, 35000 Students Worldwide

Amazing stats for Stanford’s free online class, 35,000 students worldwide are actively taking the AI-class (via FastCoExist).

AI-class together with ML-class and DB-class are setting the standards for online education.
  • The classes are free.
  • AI-class is the largest class in the world, for both active students (35,000) and sign-ups (160,000).
  • Between 1,800 – 6,000 female students are taking the class (estimated by a student).
While the professors are working out the processes for teaching in the cloud, the students are extending their learning by networking with other students online on Reddit, Twitter, Facebook and others.

The first steps in disrupting higher education.