you can't have one without the other without this one
I'm not sure if this should be OT since it involves the University, mods please change if you'd like, however UofM has teamed up with Princeton, Stanford and Penn to bring a company called Coursera. It is basically free online education that aims to provide the best possible education to the masses for free. Really a neat concept that I think most on here may enjoy.
While none of the courses that I scanned through seem too in depth yet, I can see this as a positive, innovative step in the right direction for the future of education.