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PBS NEWSHOUR

How Free Online Courses Are Changing Traditional Education

  • Aired: 01/08/2013
  • 10:59
  • Rating: E
As tuition costs continue to rise, it seems counterintuitive that professors at top universities would give away their courses for free. But that's exactly what they're doing, on web-based platforms known as "Massive Open Online Courses." Spencer Michels reports on how a boom in online learning could change higher education.
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