The coming online world of the college drop-in


“Every day, students find it easier to take courses anywhere and anytime and accumulate them into a degree at a growing number of fully accredited institutions, Eric Rabkin writes for Cisco. “StraighterLine, which Fast Company calls ‘An eBay For Professors To Sell College Courses Directly To Students’, offers general education courses at $999/year for 10 courses.  According to the Education Advisory Board,  over 250 institutions across America, from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., to the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, have accepted at least some of these credits.  Without their captive audience, how will most schools survive?  One answer, I call ‘the college drop-in.’  In the long run, the drop-in phenomenon should drive a very desirable revolution for educational institutions, for individuals, and for business.”

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