- Google tested out its Course Builder software when it launched its own online course "Power Searching with Google," and now the search giant has decided to release that platform to the public.
- Google’s Director of Research Peter Norvig blogged about the decision, writing that Google wants the code to be available to see what early adopters will do with it.
- The move could make Google a player the same space as MOOC providers such as Coursera and Udacity.
From the article:
Considering that Google’s Director of Research Peter Norvig and Google X founder Sebastian Thrun co-taught one of the massive online Stanford classes that gave momentum to the recent surge in online learning, it’s probably not surprising that the search giant itself is now staking out a spot in education’s latest frontier.
After running its own online course, Power Searching with Google, the company is releasing the technology it used to offer the class as open-source Course Builder software. ...