Learning for free? What does that mean?

by | Friday, September 04, 2009

Josh Dean writes about his experience with learning from freely available curricula on the Web. What does that mean, How Much Can You Really Learn With a Free Online Education?. The article also has a set of links to such curricula that are available on the web.

Topics related to this post: Economics | Learning | Online Learning | Teaching | Technology

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