MIT Opens its Doors to Online Ed...even wider!
Mit is developing a new online tool platform called MITx that will hopefully bolster MIT's already success OpenCourseWare by:
- organizing and present course material to enable students to learn at their own pace
- featuring interactivity, online laboratories and student-to-student communication
- allowing 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
- operating on an open-source, scalable software infrastructure in order to make it continuously improving and readily available to other educational institutions.
You can check out the full article here you can see the details on how they plan to revolutionize the quality of online education in America. Very exciting times indeed!
MIT President Susan Hockfield said,
“MIT has long believed that anyone in the world with the motivation and ability to engage MIT coursework should have the opportunity to attain the best MIT-based educational experience that Internet technology enables..."