Professors from elite universities are offering their courses for free online. Could this change the face of higher education?
“Defining the value to students and society of higher education is complex and the value proposition is probably different for different students depending on – among other things – their age, stage in life, motivation, meta-cognitive abilities, background knowledge, relevant skills and preferences, and future goals. For different students at different times in different contexts different models would be more or less desirable for engaging in education.”
Read more here on the benefits and downsides of MOOCs (massive open online courses): http://www.topuniversities.com/articles/massive-open-online-courses-future-learning