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All hail the digital classroom

All hail the digital classroom

As higher education fees balloon and universities like Harvard and MIT move to offer online classes at no cost, knowledge is increasingly freely available to anyone who chooses to seek it out. Of course, the digital model comes with both pros (convenience, interactivity, personalisation) and pitfalls (grading, course credit). Dr Daphne Koller, a Stanford professor and co-founder of Coursera, offers some thoughts in this TED talk on the disruption of education and opportunities for the future.

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