MITx – MIT’s new online learning initiative

Do you know that MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) offers FREE online education courses now? MITx will offer a portfolio of MIT courses for free to a virtual community of learners around the world. It will also enhance the educational experience of its on-campus students, offering them online tools that supplement and enrich their classroom and laboratory experiences.

MITx courses will be offered on an online learning platform that:

  • organizes and presents course material to enable students to learn worldwide
  • allows for the individual assessment of any student’s work and allows students who demonstrate their mastery of subjects to earn certificates awarded byMITx
  • features interactive instruction, online laboratories and student-to-student and student-to-professor communication
  • operates on an open-source, scalable software infrastructure in order to make it continuously improving and readily available to other educational institutions, such as universities and K-12 school systems.

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