learningdom wrote:Free online education programs also offer the same curriculum and set of lessons like those that are offered by on-school programs. The only difference is that it is more convenient, more engulfed by technology and there is a wide space for reliable and factual resources over the internet.
This is not correct because most of the free online sites do not have projects and excerises submitted for grading (Coursera is an exception to this) or if they require exercise/project submission, their curriculum is not
the same as found in an actual class (Coursera is mostly not an exception on this point).
Online education is still supplemental or is useful for refresher classes. We still have a way to go before free online classes will offer essentially the same educational experience as that found in a class (irrespective of whether that class is a traditional class or a mix of traditional and active online/broadcast class as found in many universities).