Notes in the Margins: Beloit’s Mindset List, Australia’s expense and Georgia Tech’s MOOC

Master’s Degree Is New Frontier of Study Online Next January, the Georgia Institute of Technology plans to offer a master’s degree in computer science through massive open online courses for a fraction of the on-campus cost, a first for an elite institution. If it even approaches its goal of drawing thousands of students, it could signal a change to the landscape of higher education. (The New York Times)

Lawyer: 25 of 31 Expected to Settle With Penn St. A lawyer brought in by Penn State to help resolve civil claims with former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky’s sexual abuse victims said Monday he expects 25 of 31 to be settled by the end of the week. (Associated Press)

For Foreigners, Australia Offers the Most Expensive Education Australia is the most expensive country for foreign students to pursue a higher education, surpassing the United States and Britain, according to a new report. (The New York Times)

As price of college rises, so does federal aid Data released Tuesday by the National Center for Education Statistics, a branch of the U.S. Department of Education, shows 71 percent of all undergraduate students received some type of financial aid in the 2011-12 school year, up from 66 percent four years earlier. (Associated Press via The Boston Globe)

Beloit College’s Mindset List: Clues to Class of 2017 The annual list offers a peek at the worldview of each new college generation. (USA Today)