Whether you’ve got a toddler or a teen, chances are you’ve spent some time stressing about paying for their college. Some parents start saving with 529 Savings Plan the moment baby is born (although the White House recently stated that less than 3% of American families currently use these accounts).
But worrying about those monthly deposits may become less relevant, maybe even entirely irrelevant, according to a new book The End of College: Creating the Future of Learning and the University of Everywhere. Written by Kevin Carey, director of the Education Policy Program at the New America Foundation, the book depicts a future where online college courses will provide an entirely free university experience for all. Dubbed The University of Everywhere, Carey refers to such online resources as an intro to biology course offered remotely from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. According to the author, the class, taught by the leader of the Human Genome Project in the 1990s, almost entirely replicates what’s offer to in-person freshman at the school — with the difference being that the online course was free.
Read the entire article here and learn more about the future of online college.