University mails out science kits for online engineering degree

February 28, 2018

When the Open University first launched science courses in the 1970s, it sent students home experiment kits, which included micro-computers, rock samples, microscopes, lasers to create holograms and even fish tanks to study animal behaviour. Now it seems that massive open online courses have brought distance learning full circle, after a US university announced that it would mail out circuit boards and other equipment to students enrolling in the first fully online electrical engineering master’s degree.