“The quality of these online courses need to improve. Over the next few years the quality will improve. 90% of these courses will be long forgotten and never viewed. Over the next five years this transformation will be phenomenal but only through a pretty brutal winnowing out process.” — Bill Gates at Davos
Khadijah Niazi of Lahore, Pakistan, is an inspirational example of how online education is revolutionizing learning. She was only 10 years old when she first took the Artificial Intelligence online course on Udacity. She managed to finish the course and, the following year, Khadijah completed Udacity’s Physics course with highest distinction, being the youngest ever girl to complete it.
“The two largest regions in our program are Africa and the Middle East. We are very strong in the Middle East. We have more than 550,000 fans on Facebook. We are the second largest (most-liked) university on Facebook after Harvard. Along with more than half a million fans, the largest group of fans are coming from Muslim countries.” – Shai Reshef, Founder UoPeople