sexta-feira, 4 de maio de 2012

Harvard and MIT Team Up to Educate a Billion People Online - Education - GOOD

Harvard and MIT Team Up to Educate a Billion People Online - Education - GOOD:


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Last December MIT took its decade-old Open Course Ware initiative to the next level when it announced the launch of MITx, a nonprofit online platform that would allow students anywhere in the world to take MIT classes for free. Now MIT has joined forces with its neighbor, Harvard, to launch a new online learning platform, edX, that aims to      share knowledge with an even greater number of learners.
Harvard provost Alan Garber says MITx was such a game changer—over 120,000 students from around the globe signed up for the first class, slightly fewer than the total number of living MIT alumni—Harvard knew they wanted to be a part of it. As a result, the schools are investing $30 million each to jumpstart edX as an umbrella organization that will oversee MITx and the just-announced HarvardX.

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