FREE freshman year
Both Arizona State and other are experimenting with giving away free the freshman year
What is a provocation or insight that might inspire others during this challenge?
Arizona State: https://www.edx.org/school/asux
Global Freshman Academy: Arizona State University and edX, innovative leaders in providing unprecedented access to education, have joined forces to create the Global Freshman Academy, offering a unique, cost effective way to break down the barriers to a quality education. GFA provides students the opportunity to complete their entire university freshman year coursework, risk free, and pay for the credit earned after passing the course. Courses are open to everyone with no application or transcripts required.
Modern States Education Alliance - the Freshman Year for Free courses see: http://modernstates.org/ The initiative will offer about 30 massive open online courses designed to help students pass standardized placement tests for which many colleges award credit. Freshman Year for Free has much in common with Global Freshman Academy. Not only is Arizona State a member of both initiatives, but edX also serves as the course platform in both cases.
Harvard - HBX and Harvard Extension School, have announced a new agreement to offer college-level credit for students taking the HBX Credential of Readiness (CORe) program.
University of Illinois: iMBA - see announcement: http://blog.coursera.org/post/118152158892/daphne-koller-announcing-the-first-mba-on
MIT microMasters: announcement: http://news.mit.edu/2015/online-supply-chain-management-masters-mitx-micromasters-1007