I am a total believer in worldwide FREE education. This is just a start point. My own alma mater, Yale University, is also offering a series of free online courses. See www.AcademicEarth.org
to review over 1500 such courses. The next step will be for someone to combine all of these courses into a single curriculum offered by a newly created university. I foresee Facebook University, or Gates Free University, or something similar, sponsored by major philanthropists. Then proctored examinations, and ACCREDITATION. Someday you will see such a university with over a million students. I will go one step further. I predict that in 20 years, it will not only be the biggest university in the world - but also the BEST. I am absolutely sure that it is possible to create online courses that are superior to anything that any professor can offer in within the confines of a brick and mortar classroom. I was Director of Online Learning in Malaysia ten years ago and we created some such courses even then. The newer technological tools available today make so much easier today. This will surely happen. The only question is how soon. Education is as necessary as air - and should surely be free to all.