Ivy Level Education-with no debt
December 29, 2011 12:11 PM Subscribe
MIT today announced the launch of an online learning initiative internally called “MITx.” Think you can hack it at MIT?
posted by Ruthless Bunny (50 comments total)
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If so, the world-renowned university is willing to give you a new kind of credential to prove it.
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
With Student Loan Debt as the next "bubble
", perhaps this idea isn't as wacky as it seems.