Top universities to offer online courses — for free

By Sevil Omer, msnbc.com

Two professors from California want to teach the world for free. Now, five of the nation’s top universities have backed the pair’s project, dubbed Coursera, and will next year offer dozens of online courses to students worldwide and at no cost. Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller, creators behind the online learning platform, announced on Wednesday their partnership with Stanford, Princeton, the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Michigan.

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