Daily Report: College of the Future May Be on the Internet | After the High School Years | Scoop.it

In Tuesday’s New York Times, Tamar Lewin reports on a phenomenon with the potential to transform higher education — the emergence of massive open online courses, or MOOCs. These are college-level classes free to anyone with an Internet connection, offered by elite universities that have joined forces with private companies.


My thoughts: When I first spotted this article I was captivated with the idea of free college at home. Instantly the song from Education Connection went off in my head. I honestly think that online college will be the future, seeing as how it would be much easier and cheaper than going to actual college. It would cut out the issue of driving over to college and having to pay a tuition, and as the article proves the program would work for a wide variety of people. You wouldn't have to search for colleges that would be focused in for you alone. You could do your colleges when you had the time to do your school work. It would be the next education advancement that could easily be wide spread.