The University of Minnesota is leaping into free, digital classes. The massive open online courses, or MOOCs, will be open to anyone in Minnesota and anywhere else in the world, Minnesota Public Radio reports. Like other schools trying MOOCs, the university is not offering college credit for the classes. Where's the value? Is this the future of higher education, or just a novelty? We speak with Chris Cramer, a chemistry professor at the University of Minnesota who'll be teaching one of the courses.

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