Online Learning Update

June 26, 2010

External Online Students Learning at the “People’s University”

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:10 am

by the BBC

Universities must find more flexible and cheaper ways to teach, the government has said. Expanding chances for students to study long-distance is one such proposal. For 150 years, the University of London has allowed students unable to travel to the capital to study for one of its external degrees – a system Charles Dickens described as “the people’s university”. Notable alumni include Nelson Mandela, who studied while incarcerated on Robben Island, and five other Nobel Prize winners.

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