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Top universities to offer full degrees online in five years

What’s holding back Universities from granting more degrees online? Is the technology immature and the experience mind-numbing? Or are Universities simply trying to protect their brand and keeping degree prices high?

Daphne Koller of Coursera has some interesting comments on where things are going.

“Prof Koller said concerns about impersonal online learning were often built on an unrealistic image of traditional campus-based teaching – and that most students are not “walking on lawns next to ivy-clad buildings”.”

“It’s a false comparison to think it’s either anonymous online teaching or else a cosy armchair and individual tutors.”

“When you have a lecture hall with 300 people, you’re not getting personal interaction.”

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