Would you trade your experience as a traditional college student for this option with MOOCs?
Online-education trend expands
Another day, another development in the rapidly evolving world of massive open online courses, otherwise known as MOOCs.
Over the past several months, dozens of universities, including the University of Texas System, Brown and Wesleyan, have joined the bandwagon, working with MOOC providers to offer free online courses to anyone with an Internet connection.
A riot policeman shoots a student protester with a pinball gun as he is arrested during a protest against the government to demand changes in the public state education in Santiago, September 27, 2012. Chilean students have been protesting against what they say is profiteering in the state education system. [REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado]
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