Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Join a Different Type of Mile-High Club

Get your head out of the gutter, that's not what I'm talking about. I mean you can be a founding member of the club of people who can say they first developed their passion to pursue a degree in music theory on an airplane! All right, that may not be as exciting a prospect as the other type of mile-high club, but hear me out.

JetBlue has just announced that Coursera, the online university service, will be one of its content providers offering courses through the airline's new onboard wi-fi hub. The carrier already claims that it's got the "fastest wi-fi in the sky," and now it's partnering with a slate of entertainment companies, including television and publishing giants, to offer free content, through a hub accessible on a personal device while in flight.

So, if you've ever suddenly though to yourself, in the middle of that red-eye, "Gee, I'd love to take business 101 right now," you're in luck. Coursera is providing 10 e-learning videos including courses from Berklee School of Music, University of Edinburgh, and Wharton Business School. I can see where people'd get off on that. 




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