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Bill Gates predicts decline of 'place-based' colleges

August 12, 2010

'Place-based colleges' are becoming less crucial for learning thanks to the Internet, said Microsoft founder Bill Gates at the Techonomy conference in Lake Tahoe, Calif. on Aug. 6.

Gates predicts that five years from now you'll be able to find all the best lectures in the world at no cost on the Web. He also contends that only technology can bring down the rising cost of tuition. 


Read more and watch a YouTube video clip from the Chronicle of Higher Education.