Students get free university courses online


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The Independent Online

Millions of students will be able to study free of charge online with many of Britain's leading universities as a result of an initiative announced tomorrow.

The plan is the brainchild of the Open University, which has set up Futurelearn Ltd, to offer students across the world a wide range of courses, possibly with members of the Russell Group – the top research universities – but at the very least with leading institutions.