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U.W. to Offer Free Online CoursesSubmitted: 02/21/2013
U.W. to Offer Free Online Courses
Story By Associated Press

MADISON - Looking for some college-level education?

Now you don't have to spend a dime or even leave your house-

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is one of a growing number of schools offering **free** online courses through their websites.

schools are offering ``massive open online courses.

The schools are parternering with a California company to offer the classes.

So far the courses have drawn in millions of students and are giving people from all walks of life the chance to learn from top knotch schools free-of-charge.

While those courses can expand your learning, they won't however add any college credit to your resume.

(Copyright 2013 Associated Press - All Rights Reserved)


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