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Well here on the -- report we talked a lot about how education is not just too expensive today.
We have a solution for that it's a new air of higher at his college students seek out massively open online courses in droves -- -- they're called.
Are being offered by institutions like Harvard MIT Stanford.
Sounds good doesn't it free of charge.
Which is an online education right for you joining me now Daphne -- founder of course Sarah and professor at Stanford University -- Tell you what course Sarah does.
Of course -- works with the best universities to offer the best classes from the best instructors to students everywhere around the world.
We have 3.3 million students right now taking phone -- world's best education for free.
So 300 plus free online courses -- by professors at 62 universities and so how do you do this I mean my goodness how do you convince these people to teach for -- I think that for professors.
I'm given an opportunity to take something that there really passionate about and convey it to tens of thousands or even a 100000 -- really priceless opportunity.
For them to get the message out about something they care deeply about at the same time for the universities that were working with this is a great opportunity for them.
To change the way in which on campus instructions on because a lot of times the instructors.
Take a lot of the insights as well as the material that they've developed as part of this online education effort and use it to better teach the students on their own college campuses.
By doing was called flipping the classroom removing more active learning into the classroom.
I'm so that they have a chance to really engage with their students well that's interesting so what -- -- students are taking advantage of this online version.
Oh we have students from every age group we have ten year olds we have ninety year old we have students from.
-- every single country around the world on students from very different economic backgrounds we have a lot of students live.
Disabilities who will not be able to make their way into a real educational experience without this kind of online access we really believe in learning without limits of any kind.
Still -- if I take your courses.
Can can I get a degree eventually do I get anything at all other then the satisfaction of having the knowledge.
So -- not get a degree -- not a degree granting institution that you have the option of getting what we call either statement of accomplishment which is just a letter from the instructors saying he successfully completed the -- You have the option of getting a verified certificates which actually verifies your identity this is for some of -- classes.
And a test for the accomplishment that you have -- in -- more rigorous way and also include university brand.
And then first few of -- courses the American council for education.
Has trust them for credit equivalency.
Students completing those courses with a -- -- at the end can potentially transfer those into a college degree.
As an institution of which there and -- So those could be in some cases -- -- credit so that's awesome.
Now you know I mean at the end of today let's say you're somebody mid career who just wants -- have a better understanding what you're doing.
Maybe take one of these courses you put -- underestimate right I mean it it bolsters.
Your own sense of accomplishment.
And he didn't that I think free I think I -- free.
Free it is free.
-- its toll free.
And and you know what their options that are available for those of us were working professionals in terms -- and continue her education over the course of our life for very limited you can -- something on TV but it's very lonely.
Or you can find the baby -- three kind of the -- go to community college another visas are really all that attractive for a lot of people.
Stephanie fascinating stuff thanks for coming on telling us about it really appreciate it thank you -- Thank you very much --
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