PBS NewsHour

How Free Online Courses Are Changing Traditional Education

Clip: 01/08/2013 | 10m 59s

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.

Aired: 01/08/13

Rating: NR

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