Universities Offer FREE Online Courses for College Credit

Source: NYTimes, Jan 2013

… dozens of public universities plan to offer an introductory online course free and for credit to anyone worldwide, in the hope that those who pass will pay tuition to complete a degree program.

The University of Cincinnati, though, plans to offer, free, its Innovation and Design Thinking course, which can lead to master’s degrees in either business or engineering.

“We’re confident that once MOOC students begin interacting with our expert faculty and their fellow classmates, they’ll begin forming a lasting educational relationship with the university,” said Lawrence J. Johnson, the interim provost.

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