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Udacity's Sebastian Thrun, Godfather of Free Online Education, Changes Course | Fast Company

An article by Max Chafkin in Fast Company highlights Sebastian Thrun's disappointment in the MOOC revolution. Thrun, who built the Udacity MOOC platform and taught the first MOOC (on AI, with 160,000 students), argues that the high dropout rates and low pass rates of MOOCs show a disparity between the hype of accessibility and the reality of unbalanced success rates. 

Chafkin writes: