MIT and Harvard University offer Open-Source Online Course Materials

Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have jointly taken an initiative to offer free online course materials under the open-source platform EdX. The platform intends to offer “interactive experience for students through real-time feedback”. University of California, Berkeley has also joined this initiative recently. Dr. Anant Agarwal, formerly Director of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory of MIT is the first President of EdX.

MSR/26 July 2012

Source: 1. Span, vol.LIII, Number 4, July/August 2012, p.41 2. http://www.edxonline.org