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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Free Online Course Materials | MIT OpenCourseWare

"DISTANCE LEARNING" - An Effective and Affordable method as compared to "Brick and Mortar" facilities. You can find one of the most prestigious sources on this link:
Free Online Course Materials | MIT OpenCourseWare:



Education

"A world-class education is the single most important factor in determining not just whether our kids can compete for the best jobs but whether America can out-compete countries around the world. America's business leaders understand that when it comes to education, we need to up our game. That's why we’re working together to put an outstanding education within reach for every child"

-PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA, JULY 18, 2011


MIT and Harvard announce edX

Joint venture builds on MITx and Harvard distance
learning; aims to benefit campus-based education and beyond

Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) today announced edX, a transformational new partnership in online education. Through edX, the two institutions will collaborate to enhance campus-based teaching and learning and build a global community of online learners.Read the full press release

About edX

EdX is a joint partnership between The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University to offer online learning to millions of people around the world. EdX will offer Harvard and MIT classes online for free. Through this partnership, the institutions aim to extend their collective reach to build a global community of online learners and to improve education for everyone.

MIT’s Director of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory Anant Agarwal serves as the first president of edX, and Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Michael D. Smith leads faculty in developing courses. Along with offering online courses, the institutions will use edX to research how students learn and how technology can facilitate teaching—both on-campus and online.



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