Cover a computer science degree programme syllabus using free online courses #yam

What would be the objections from academics if students undertook their learning from free online courses and then turned up to complete the university set assignments and examinations to verify that they were capable of undertaking the same tasks that an on campus student could complete. If your belief is that the only important aspect of attending a university is to become proficient in disciplinary skills then this approach would make perfect sense as the learner could complete in their own timescale and a fraction of the cost. What is the added value that universities provide that make them value for money?

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