Daphne Koller: What we're learning from online education

Daphne Koller is enticing top universities to put their most intriguing courses online for free — not just as a service, but as a way to research how people learn. With Coursera (cofounded by Andrew Ng), each keystroke, quiz, peer-to-peer discussion and self-graded assignment builds an unprecedented pool of data on how knowledge is processed.

With Coursera, Daphne Koller and co-founder Andrew Ng are bringing courses from top colleges online, free, for anyone who wants to take them. Bio:

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  2. April 23, 2021

    Dear Daphne. It is a honour to see and hear you on both planets. Thank you so much for what are you doing. Still my inspiration.

  3. April 23, 2021
    Marco Sanchez

    You cant learn from videos so we are not going to learn from this video but she is obviously trying to teach from a video….WOW. Make up your mind its a LEARNING platform.

  4. April 23, 2021
    Wonder of Electronics


  5. April 23, 2021
    Juhn Raiza Mae Tinoy

    How to access Coursera? I really want to, I know it will help me on my online classes.😭 Anyone? Please teach me how.

  6. April 23, 2021
    Ivan Trifonov


  7. April 23, 2021

    What a brilliant woman. I agree with every single thing she said. It must have been so amazing for her to build something like Coursera that really starts us on the path to giving everyone the possibility to have lifelong learning. I'm also a huge fan of her co-founder Andrew Ng. Another amazing mind.

  8. April 23, 2021
    Ushito Oso

    Coursera ain’t as good as a university course taken with real faculty. Period.

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  11. April 23, 2021
    Morad Sarwari

    Only Intro classes are free on Coursera which I can find millions of them for free on the internet.

  12. April 23, 2021
    Marivic Minoza

    What was the materials use?

  13. April 23, 2021
    The Sci-chick


  14. April 23, 2021
    Eric Hrahsel

    Andrew Ng, Our supreme Sensei

  15. April 23, 2021

    it seems TED talks are the Youtube Algorithm's preferred method of mocking us in 2020

  16. April 23, 2021

    This is one of the links my teacher gave me for our assignment

  17. April 23, 2021
    Victor Sam Ortiz

    they forgot phillipines

  18. April 23, 2021
    mary M. pastoril

    Who is here for module?

  19. April 23, 2021
    Rachel Chido

    Profound. Thank you for sharing.

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    Carl Michael B. Besabella


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    Quincy faye Lapuz


  22. April 23, 2021
    Daniela Sampaio

    I am sobbing. This is the world I want to help building to not only our children, but ALL children.


  24. April 23, 2021
    Vivek Prajapati

    Thank you mam. Because of courses on Coursera I have the opportunity to use internet for learning . I have completed 13 courses . Thank you Coursera. A BIG THANKS TO COURSERA.

  25. April 23, 2021
    Kai Mühlenhoff


  26. April 23, 2021
    Arafat Shuvro

    7 years later there are thousands of courses. Thank you.

  27. April 23, 2021
    Hermann Angoua

    Thank you very much.

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  29. April 23, 2021
    Yu Nakamura

    No doubt this talk undeniably speaks truth with convincing data and faith, however unfortunately I have to say most of Coursera courses (especially degree seeking ones, and of course other online learning platforms as well) are still incredibly expensive if they are really trying to achieve “education for all” even if they might be cheaper than class-room based learning and it is totally understandable they have to pay for the professors and administration. Anyhow, I still support the idea and devastatingly hope that one day “education for all” really becomes true.

  30. April 23, 2021
    Ron Peel

    I was so impressed I just had to comment … but don't know what to say.

  31. April 23, 2021

    Coursera has revolutionized education bringing top classes from best universities and teachers to people all over the world.

  32. April 23, 2021
    Jay Parekh

    it is a privilege for me to learn from Professors of Standford and Michigan, and get the perfect personalized guidance. Really thankful to Andrew Ng and you ma'am for creating this wonderful stage MOOC

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  35. April 23, 2021
    Val Nimirenco

    Selfless, Bravo!

  36. April 23, 2021
    Marcia mails

    Genia!! 👏👏👏👏

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    Ilyas Afsoh


  38. April 23, 2021
    Bruce Meyer

    She might be right, but she doesn't argue well for it. Notice the ambiguity in the argument, where the meaning of the terms change, or different words are substituted in the argument, from 19:34 on. What would "a top quality education for free" (call it "E*") be? Let us consider the necessary and sufficient elements for "a top quality education," which would be for "and ask if those conditions are already available to some group. This would be whom? Anyone around the world? Or even anyone in the USA? Or "many people" not in poverty, in the USA"? Second, E* would make skills available to make a better life, in contrast to those who stop learning when formal schooling ends. Yet–it is a commonplace that book learning (which is nearly equivalent to E as discussed here) has been readily available to those who have been willing and able to continue their learning–business executives, coal miners, farmers, servants of aristocratic homes. (This is a commonplace of History of Education course knowledge.) She DOES make the good claim that it's a good thing to have easy access to high quality content on demand, and I for one am EXCEEDINGLY grateful for it. But access to knowledge and the learning that follows is not the same as E*. Finally, E* would enable a wave of innovation. That sounds intuitive, and I also believe it to be true, but it's not science and not proven and will probably be undermined by unexpected consequences such as the disruption of social hierarchies that formerly had shepherded content. I'm willing to bet on "enabling a wave of innovation" based on another argument from a valid analogy to previous ed-tech breakthroughs in the past, such as Gutenberg, the University system, the Public School movement, the free public library movement, and correlations of tech progress with population literacy (citation needed). Koller might be assuming this analogy which I make explicit. We do have counter evidence of the educational histories of Egypt, India, and China of antiquity, and the philosophical supports of their respective societies that hosted them. She might be mistaking the presence of ed resources for the ability of ed resources to improve societies, just as people think that electing a Black president will signal a racism free culture or installing free elections in Iraq et al will bring about a Lockean or Jeffersonian or John Adams style democracy. In short, E* especially Coursera seems to be a good thing in itself, but let us not confuse an artifact of change with a cause of change.

  39. April 23, 2021
    Online Education Nepal

    Sad to see Video with half booty gets billion view and this video has not even a million on years. This is where the world is heading to

  40. April 23, 2021
    Ata-Ayite Hunlede

    Bravo, bravo, outstanding, amazing

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