Wednesday, December 21, 2011

MIT Launches Online Learning Initiative 'MITx' - Will Offer Courses Online and Make Online Learning Tools Freely Available!

""MITx will offer a portfolio of MIT courses through an online interactive learning platform that will:


  • organize and present course material to enable students to learn at their own pace
  • feature interactivity, online laboratories and student-to-student communication
  • allow for the individual assessment of any student’s work and allow students who demonstrate their mastery of subjects to earn a certificate of completion awarded by MITx
  • operate on an open-source, scalable software infrastructure in order to make it continuously improving and readily available to other educational institutions.
MIT expects that this learning platform will enhance the educational experience of its on-campus students, offering them online tools that supplement and enrich their classroom and laboratory experiences. MIT also expects that MITx will eventually host a virtual community of millions of learners around the world.""



MIT will couple online learning with research on learning:
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