Saturday, October 17, 2015

Global online college courses: A career booster? - Nick Anderson, Washington Post

Four years after the debut of free online courses from elite universities, the statistics on this unprecedented digital outreach to the world are staggering. Coursera, a leading platform for these courses, reports 15 million people globally have registered on the education Web site that distributes free interactive content from 120 institutions. They are not all just browsers and dabblers. The company counts 2.5 million “course completers.” For comparison, the federal government reports about 17.5 million undergraduates enrolled in all U.S. colleges. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2015/10/08/global-online-college-courses-a-career-booster/

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