Free Online Courses - Higher Ed of the Future?

Free Online Courses - Higher Ed of the Future?

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University recently announced they're teaming up to offer free online courses. A handful of other prestigious universities and star professors are doing the same through sites like...

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University recently announced they're teaming up to offer free online courses. A handful of other prestigious universities and star professors are doing the same through sites like Coursera and Udacity. We find out what's in it for the universities, professors -- and students and consider what the trend means for the future of higher education.

Guests

Jeff Young

Senior Writer, Chronicle of Higher Education

Ben Bederson

Professor of Computer Science, University of Maryland-College Park; and Co-Founder and Chief Scientist, Zumobi

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