“Education,” Mark Twain once said, “is the path from cocky ignorance to miserable uncertainty.”

From the Wired story, “The Stanford Education Experiment Could Change Higher Learning Forever” by .

 “We made a lot of mistakes,” Thrun says. “In the beginning I made each problem available only once. I got a flaming email from a student saying, ‘Look, you’re behaving like one of these arrogant Stanford professors looking to weed out students.’ I realized we should set up the student for success, not for failure.” KnowLabs tweaked the software to allow students to keep trying problems.


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