Online learning revolution under way in higher education


Last year, when Gov. Rick Perry challenged educators to develop a $10,000 college degree, it sounded like a gimmick. Then Texas A&M-San Antonio unveiled such a plan, built largely around dual-credit classes at a local community college. But why stop at 10 grand? And why limit a low-priced education to lesser-known schools? Some of the nation’s most prestigious universities, including Harvard, Stanford and MIT, are now offering classes for free, available online to anyone with an Internet connection.

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