Over the weekend the Institute of Technology announced plans to offer an Online Masters Degree in Computer Science for $6,000 - contrasted with the on campus cost of $48,000 - this promises to forever disrupt the tech space in Higher Education. Startups like Udacity and Coursera have proven that massive online courses attract quite a few participants - although results, measured in the number completing the courses, have been less than stellar.

The question is - what value will employers or potential employers place on this experience and will prospective students spend $6,000 to find out?

The university also plans to offer certification for those that complete a certain number of credits so the continuing education angle may be a hedge against initial degree-granting enrollment.