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Az universities looking at free online courses to complement traditional classes

Arizona’s three public universities are moving to expand online degree options and the availability of online courses, but officials said they are exploring the potential of "massive open online courses" to complement those efforts.
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Nov 27, 2012, 9:45 am
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See relevant recent article:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/14/education/moocs-to-be-evaluated-for-possible-college-credit.html?smid=fb-share&_r=0

The biggest impact of the internet on education is yet to come. Universities (to start with) cannot deny credit for something equivalent to courses they offer (as this is the case today for transfer credit from other schools), so this will eventually lead to free education. It may take 30 or 50 years, but it is inevitable in my view. The massive audience of MOOCs will make them self-sustainable. Sort of kind of to what is happening to news media, though not there yet..

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