Online education is key to the future of American universities. In fact just recently University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan was fired in part over what the school Board of Trustees perceived as a failure to move the school’s online learning programs forward quickly enough. She’s since been rehired, but there’s no denying that the web will revolutionize the way we learn in the years to come.
One online education startup called Coursera is already working to bring University-level education to your laptop, tablet and mobile phone. They’ve partnered with leading univerisities like Caltech, Stanford, Princeton and more to bring real-time classes on a variety of subjects, like computer science, math, economics, and statistics.
Small business owners and employees should especially check out their business and management classes. Introduction to Finance (from the Univeristy of Michigan) begins Monday, and Introduction to Operations Management (from the University of Pennsylvania) begins in September.
Courses are free and can be taken while wearing pajamas. What’s not to like?