Education for Education’s Sake

Now Ng and Daphne Koller, a Stanford colleague, are launching a company called Coursera to bring more classes from elite universities to students around the world for free online.

“By providing what is a truly high-quality educational experience to so many students for free, I think we can really change many, many people’s lives,” Koller says.

Free classes from highly competitive universities. The playing field equaled. The goal changed.

How will public schools respond? What are students working towards flawless GPA working for now?