uAlberta, Udacity sign research partnership MOU

October 30, 2012

University of Alberta education and machine learning researchers are partnering with online-education provider Udacity to further develop and refine methods for delivering academic courses online. uAlberta and Udacity signed an MOU Monday that initiates a research partnership for the joint development of systems for delivery, measurement, and assessment of online learning courses and experiences. The partnership also calls for a pilot project to develop a few courses from uAlberta's science faculty to be offered through the Udacity platform, with the expectation that at least one course can be taken for uAlberta credit. The new partnership follows Udacity's announcement last week of a $15-million (US) venture-capital round led by the California-based firm Andreessen Horowitz. The new infusion brings Udacity's total raised to date to $21.5 million (US). uAlberta News | Wall Street Journal