At a con­fer­ence last summer, Bill Gates pre­dicted that “place-​​based activity in col­lege will be five times less impor­tant than it is today.” Noting the ever-​​growing pop­u­larity of online learning, he pre­dicted that “five years from now, on the Web — €”for free — €”you’ll be able to find the best lec­tures in the world. It will be better than any single university.”

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