Online Learning Update

May 29, 2012

Online learning college classes are win-win situation

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:05 am

 by Katrina Trinko,

The latest trend among an increasing number of prominent colleges is to offer online classes to the masses. This month, Harvard became the next college to jump on the online education bandwagon, announcing it would be teaming up with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to launch a new program of online classes — edX. Another company, Coursera, is carrying online classes from other top-notch universities, including Princeton, the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. A third, Udacity, was launched earlier this year after Stanford professor Sebastian Thrun was inspired by his experience of teaching an online class on artificial intelligence. Right now, these classes aren’t a substitute for getting a college degree, although students can gain credit for them. But in the future, more and more students might decide to swap the campus for the computer.

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