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SJSU Named Top “Education Futurist”

SJSU Named Top "Education Futurist"

This month’s issue of Campus Technology applauds SJSU for having “the vision to become the first university to combine MOOC content with college credit.”

San Jose State has been honored as an “Education Futurist” by Campus Technology magazine.

“Kudos to the faculty members involved in the edX pilot and the spring 2013 pilot with Udacity!” said Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Ellen Junn

Executive Editor Andrew Barbour observes “many of the most innovative solutions emerge in spite of  — or because of — a lack of funds. A case in point is San Jose State University.

“Faced with drastic cutbacks, backlogged course enrollment and soaring tuition among California schools, SJSU is experimenting with massive open online courses as a way to change the calculus.

“The key word here is experimenting: SJSU pilots are intended to help the school fulfill its mission even as the foundations of higher education start to wobble.”

The story concludes “the piloting of MOOCs for credit on the SJSU campus is generally bringing observable, positive results.”

An 18-member panel selected just nine institutions including SJSU from a pool of more than 400 entries vying for 2013 Campus Technology Innovators Awards.