Online students can't help being sociable

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Online university providers, which offered people the chance to study from home, are turning full circle by creating a network of learning centers where students can meet and study together.

Instead of demolishing the dusty old classrooms of academia, the online university revolution is responsible for opening some new ones.

Coursera, a major California-based provider of online courses, is creating an international network of "learning hubs", where students can follow these virtual courses in real-life, bricks and mortar settings.

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