Why should college only last for four years? Why stop learning after that period of time?
Some days ago we mentioned a bold initiative based on taking one year of college for free by using MOOCs.
Anant Agarwal, CEO at edX, says in an interview that “a continuous education system will allow people to get just-in-time education on topics that are on cutting edge of technology and learn as they need to learn”.
“Imagine that a student comes into college having done their first year of college as MOOCs and online — possibly even for free. And they come in and they get credit for those first year of courses. They spend two years on campus, and then rather than spending the fourth year on campus, they go outside, get a job and become continuous learners for the rest of their lives.”