MIT has launched a new online learning initiative dubbed “MITx”. Through MITx, individuals worldwide will be able to participate in interactive, online classes taught by MIT professors, and receive feedback and assessment on their progress. Students who demonstrate mastery of subjects will be able to earn a certificate of completion from MITx.
Professor Anant Agarwal, director of CSAIL, is leading the development of the MITx open learning software, which will be available free of cost so that other educational institutions can leverage the software for their online education offerings.
For more information on MITx, check out: http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2011/mitx-education-initiative-1219.html. Also check out coverage of MITx in The New York Times and The Boston Globe.