University Education – Free for Everyone?

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University Education – Free for Everyone?.

Paul Greatrix writes on the debate on “massive open online courses” (MOOCs) and what they might mean for higher education.

Personally I am pretty sceptical about MOOCs – the idea of free, high-quality, courses being available online is a great one, but as Paul writes (or quotes others writing) it hardly replaces the university experience.

In any case the phenomenon of universities being degree factories – something that rightly worries many in Britain and elsewhere – is hardly answered by taking commodification of degrees to an extreme.