Universities around the world are offering their courses online for free or partially free. Over the past five years, almost 800 universities have created more than 8,000 of these massive open online courses (MOOCs). Universities with offerings include Stanford, Duke, Rice and Harvard, to name a few.
Courses use interactive textbooks, pre-recorded videos, quizzes and projects to teach pupils valuable new skills. As our job markets rapidly change, the skill sets needed to compete are also changing pretty quickly. Continuing education is a must and MOOCs are adequately equipped to provide it — on our own schedules and budgets.