Monday, November 4, 2013

Want to pay less and never go to class?

Georgia Tech has created an online master's using Massive Online Course (MOOC) technology.

Unlike most MOOCs, it's not free of charge--but a master's will cost $6,600 rather than $44,000. Sooo....

MOOCs used to be dissed as useless and not helpful for getting jobs. Now they are morphing into credit courses at a rapid rate. Check out Udacity.org--they are cobbling up credit courseloads.

The Georgia Tech program was besieged with applicants--a lot (79%) from the US. This is in contrast to foreign nationals' dominating graduate engineering.

This is not college-age kids. If you have a four-year degree with a 3.0--you will be accepted. But you will have to make  B in two courses to stay.

Unlike the on-campus version, qualified people will not be turned away.

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