Online Learning Update

July 13, 2013

Free and Open Online Learning Courses Gaining Popularity Among Schools

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

by Hispanic Business

Free online college courses have been part of the national discussion on college affordability this year, but while universities such as Harvard agreed to the idea early on, the University of North Dakota has been a more cautious observer. UND administration has not officially talked about offering the web-based classes, which are taught by instructors at elite universities and can serve thousands of people, but the possibility of swapping online lectures taught by faculty here with other universities is a realistic one, said Steven Light, associate vice president of academic affairs. “It’s a really intriguing idea,” he said. “You can take advantage of the expertise of our own faculty, the fact that they are here on our campus, and get the benefit of some different content from somewhere else.”

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