It's being billed as one of the biggest changes to higher education for generations - and some believe it could spell the end of the university campus all together.
The first wave of a new breed of free online lectures and courses has just been launched in this country. And some are asking, why go to lectures - if lectures can come to you? This from our social affairs correspondent Christine Alsford.
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