San Jose announcement sounds like the end for Udacity collaboration
- San Jose State University says it will assume control of online courses offered through a collaboration with MOOC provider Udacity.
- The school also plans to scale back the project, offering three online classes open only to students at San Jose State or other Cal State campuses, as opposed to the five for-credit courses it was offering to anyone who paid.
- The school will use its own online portal and teaching assistants rather than Udacity’s services.
While no one seems to be saying outright that this is the end of the collaboration, here's a telling sentence from the Los Angeles Times article: "... Campus officials acknowledged that Udacity will no longer have direct involvement with its online program." The university's announcement seems to make no mention of Udacity's involvement in implementing the upcoming classes, other than to say that they were originally developed with the MOOC provider and are also available on its site.
- Los Angeles Times San Jose State will scale back online collaboration