The $100 degree: is this the future of education?
I’ve been thinking a lot about traditional higher education lately, especially the skyrocketing costs and student debt. The internet makes information practically free to distribute, so why is education getting more expensive?
Now consider sites like Udacity or Coursera where they let you take classes for free from some of the best instructors in the world. Why would you pay to take a class from a mediocre professor, when you could get world-class instruction for free?
What do you think?
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