Free university education
Watch out! University education is changing.
On one hand top quality university courses are becoming more and more expensive. On the other it’s never been easier to learn with just a computer and an internet connection. And free on-line learning is getting better and better.
Stanford is the 2nd best university in the world according to the Shanghai rankings and its student fees bear equal testimony to its place among the elite. So, when it offered its first free, open-to-anyone on-line courses, it opened people’s eyes.
This article ‘The Stanford Education Experiment Could Change Higher Learning Forever’ is about that course. It’s fascinating reading for anyone who wants to know more on-line teaching and the novel forces at play in higher education.