When the University of London International Programmes (UoLIA) became the first English university to launch four free massive open online courses (MOOCs) on the Coursera online platform earlier this year, we thought it would be great to get the founders (Daphne & Andrew) to present at this year’s FOTE conference.
Unfortunately, their packed diary prevented them from joining us this year. However we managed to secure a 30min interview slot with Andrew Ng, currently scheduled to take place on Thursday, 5th September at 4pm (BST).
Andrew is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University. He is also the Director of the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab, the main AI research organization at Stanford, with 15 professors and about 150 students/post docs.
In 2008, together with SCPD he started SEE (Stanford Engineering Everywhere), Stanford’s first major attempt at free, online distributed education, which made publicly available about a dozen Stanford engineering classes. Over a million people have viewed SEE’s videos.
At Stanford, he also led the development of the OpenClassroom and the ml-class/db-class online education platforms, which were the precursor to the Coursera platform. In Fall 2011, he was the instructor of ml-class, a Machine Learning class that was one of Stanford’s first massive online courses, and had an enrollment of over 100,000 students.
Ask your MOOC question!
We would like to invite you to submit your questions about all things MOOC ahead of the scheduled interview. Simply post your question in the comment below (include your Twitter username, so we can attribute questions accordingly) by end of play Wednesday, 28th August.
Once received we will try and collate similar questions and build a narrative for the interview with Andrew. So if you ever had a question about MOOCs you wanted answered by someone who knows the topic inside out, now is your chance!