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Lessons for the Future

Udacity, the online education start-up, wants students of today to learn the technology of tomorrow

Dawid Bilski

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Provoking as it may sound, but that’s how Sebastian Thrun envisages the future of education. “I was a professor at Stanford University for 10 years. I can say it’s much harder to change the curriculum every half a year. You become an expert in one thing and tend to teach the same thing for the rest of your life. That means colleges turn over content every 30 or 40 years,” says the 46-year-old, who was a professor of computer science at Stanford.