Sal Kahn pioneered free online education with Khan Academy so it’s no surprise that the idea is spreading to the university level.
Stanford professor Sebastian Thrun is the co-founder of a new low-cost (and sometimes free) online university website called Udacity. He saw the advantages to those who may not able to afford or attend university life. Check out his story over at Carpe Diem: Stanford Prof starts free online university course in artificial intelligence (AI).
It’s a long video (approx 30min) but the letters in response to the course are worth the time. If you just want to skip to the student letters, they start about the 08:00min mark.
(Hat Tip: to Mark J. Perry (no relation) at Carpe Diem)