Posted on Monday, December 2nd, 2013 by Danny Rosenberg
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The rise of online education brought contemporary knowledge to the corners of the earth. Course Buffet reminds us of the breath-taking extent to which the web can improve our lives. With the prices of in-class education at a premium, most people cannot afford the time of skilled professors. Most of us work and cannot attend class during normal hours, or cannot attend on a consistent basis. Course Buffet is one of the services that was built to adapt to the needs of the modern adult. Learn from home, learn on the go. With internet access, we can all be Renaissance men and women.
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