I definitely think that taking out core curriculum would save costs on college and make it more affordable for everyone. In my high school district, there were opportunities for high school juniors and seniors to go to a local community college and take advanced classes there, which would give them credit for several credit hours in most Texas universities. Unfortunately, AP/IB classes were seen as more challenging, and individuals who took these dual credit courses were often penalized in their high school GPA. Regardless, this is a very interesting concept!
This is a very interesting thought Rob. I agree with you when you say that we already have cheaper options available with online education. You make great points when you say we as society do not value an online education as much as an established institution like Harvard. Regardless, I think looking into ways to making online education accessible for those who cannot afford it will make higher education accessible to the general public- the challenge remains in changing our society's perception of these education models.
Interesting research! This is a great concept and it would certainly be interesting to see how it would be used in the current higher educational structure. However, I wonder if the quality of education will differ between the "Free" model and the "Premium" model? In other words, we need to find a way to ensure that the individuals using the free services of the university are not put at a disadvantage compared to those who can afford the premium services.