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Stanford announces 16 free online courses for fall quarter

The university, which pioneered massive open online courses, unveils two new homegrown software platforms to host the courses.

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Sixteen courses and two new platforms for interactive learning will highlight Stanford’s free online offerings this fall, with more to follow during winter and spring quarters.

From cryptography to science writing, technology entrepreneurship, finance and a crash course in creativity, the courses are open to anyone with a computer, anywhere.

As the number of Stanford online courses has grown, so too has the range of fields, which now include computer science, mathematics, linguistics, science writing, sociology and education.

Full Text: Stanford announces 16 free online courses for fall quarter.

Can anything to be done about the rising price of higher education? (Video)

Is there anything to be done about the rising price of higher education? That was the question posed to John Hennessy, president of Stanford University, and Salman Khan, founder of Khan Academy, a nonprofit online-learning organization. They sat down with The Wall Street Journal’s Walt Mossberg to discuss how technology might be part of the solution.

Full Text: Changing the Economics of Education – WSJ.com.