Massive open online courses (MOOC) are making education available to everyone! No longer is educational advantage determined by high test scores, grade point averages or lengthy and cumbersome application processes. A person of any background or situation can find educational opportunities through MOOCs without being burdened with student loans or high expenses.
MOOCs are changing the stigma of learning for a piece of paper, to learning for self improvement and learners are able to pursue interests that are not tied up in diplomas and money. It will be exciting to see how traditional educational institutions respond to the increase of free/ inexpensive educational courses from qualified teachers and experts.