Archive for January 5th, 2012

free education

Interested in a totally free college education regardless of your academic performance or background?

Recently, one of the world’s most prestigious universities, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) announced a substantial enhancement of its ten-year old Open Course Ware (OCW) program: MITx

According to the university’s website, MITx will offer a portfolio of MIT courses through an online interactive learning platform.¬†So, instead of just sharing free course materials (as OCW does),¬†everyone can complete interactive courses and even receive an official certificate of completion. Of course, the certificate will not carry the weight of a traditional M.I.T. diploma, but at least it will provide an incentive to finish the online material.

Forbes called this new online education system a “game-changer” that “is nothing short of revolutionary”.

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