Facing Backlash, Minnesota Decides to Allow Free Online Courses After All

Facing Backlash, Minnesota Decides to Allow Free Online Courses After All by Katherine Mangan at The Chronicle of Higher Education

Many are praising the rise of free and discounted college courses being offered online. They are seen as one of the next leaps in higher education, although they do have their pitfalls: lack of interaction with a professor, dearth of transferrable credit, etc. But do these caveats justify their banishment? Minnesota officials, while softening their opposition, are still not so sure.

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