Because You Liked Chemistry, …

Because You Liked Chemistry, We Recommend These Classes
December 18, 2013
http://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2013/12/18/255298799/because-you-liked-chemistry-we-recommend-these-classes

The same kind of technology that recommends movies on Netflix or purchases on Amazon is now helping students choose college courses.

A new program developed on a campus in Tennessee uses predictive analytics to suggest classes

the outcomes have turned heads, from the White House to Bill Gates, whose foundation pitched in startup funding.

college isn’t about finding the easiest path, but about broadening your horizons and challenging yourself. Denley says, sure — for some.
“But there is a real sense in which academic curiosity is a luxury that lots of people simply cannot afford,” he says.

Desire2Learn, which already works with dozens of universities around the globe, has licensed Degree Compass http://www.d2l.com/products/degree-compass for its profit potential. CEO John Baker won’t say exactly how much he’s charging colleges

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