UK enters expanding online learning market with MOOCs
18 September 2013 Last updated at 18:52 BST
Britain's biggest online university project is being launched, with more than 20 universities offering free courses.
The project, called FutureLearn, will see UK universities entering the global market in so-called Moocs - massive open online courses.
Students will be able to study on mobile phones and computers.
Rita Chakrabarti reports.