Quick Look: An Ivy League-Caliber Online College?

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More disruption in higher ed, on the heels of MITx and Stanford's free online courses: "Minerva Project, a for-profit undergraduate college based in San Francisco will offer rigorous courses designed by academic superstars. But Minerva will also require students to teach themselves everything from Spanish to macroeconomics." Tuition has yet to be determined.

Former Silicon Valley CEO Ben Nelson landed $25 million in seed money for an audacious new venture: creating an elite global university online. From scratch.

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