A growing number of elite universities are throwing open their digital doors to the masses. They’re offering their most popular courses online for no charge, allowing anyone with an internet connection to learn from world-renowned scholars and scientists.
Many colleges have offered web-based courses for years, but the participation of top-tier research universities marks a major milestone in the expansion of digital learning.
With the rising costs of obtaining a university education, many potential students have been left behind, and it is thought that this online revolution is going to change all of that. With these courses, student debt and the costs of relocating to another part of the country (or even the world) to get a decent education are no longer constraining students to the point where they finally give up; they can now choose to apply for these free from anywhere in the world.
Some institutions are choosing to charge for the courses that they allow students to enroll in online, but these learners will be working towards a qualification, and the overall expenses are still expected to be much lower than traditional brick-and-mortar establishments. Online course offerings are set to assist with regards to the rising costs traditionally associated with a qualification, including tuition and the lowered budgets of the university’s themselves.