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Originally posted by sevensheeps
reply to post by YoungSoul
free-ride tuition to those who hold academic promise but no bank holdings. Furthermore, 'Coursera' kinda sounds like 'Billy Bob's Backwater School-a-Book-Learnin' to me. My guess is that it is some unaccredited phony scam and that's why it's "banned." But like I said, I've never heard of Coursera before, so maybe I'm wrong.
I almost sound like I work for them.. But.
You are SO wrong.
Have you seen the universities offering the courses?
Berklee College of Music
California Institute of Technology
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Georgia Institute of Technology
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Johns Hopkins University
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Ohio State University
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
The University of British Columbia
University of California, Irvine
University of California, San Francisco
University of Edinburgh
University of Florida
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of London International Programmes
University of Maryland, College Park
University of Melbourne
University of Michigan
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh
University of Toronto
University of Virginia
University of Washington
Originally posted by MrInquisitive
reply to post by Maxmars
Uh, erm, folks, have any of you bothered to read the Slate link? It's been updated: Minnesota is no longer enforcing this out-dated law. Besides which, this law was meant to protect people from substandard education programs that cost money; it was written before there was a notion that free, online education would be provided.
So move along, ATS'ers, there's nothing to see here or wring one's hands about -- besides the fact that ATS'ers love to pile-on on some issue without bothering to check the facts of the matter.
That said, just tried to go to coursera's website, but the page fails to load, i.e. the site is either overloaded or not working, but in any case I am not impressed by couresera so far.edit on 20-10-2012 by MrInquisitive because: (no reason given)
With that said, who in their right mind would bet (and it is a bet with how many people graduate college and can't find a employment) $60k and 4 years of their time for the hope of landing a decent job? ..especially with these numbers?! Seems to me that time and money would be much better spent at the Blackjack table rather than such "quality" education that could be easily found on the internet for free.