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MIT and Harvard launch online courses.

Discussion in 'Jukwaa la Elimu (Education Forum)' started by simplemind, Jun 20, 2012.

  1. simplemind

    simplemind JF-Expert Member

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    Bill Gates said (2010) in five years the best education will come from the web making universities obsolete. Now MIT and Harvard have launched online courses on experimental basis with potential to reach milllions of prospective students world wide. http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2012/05/mit-and-havard-announce-edx,or google edX. Keep your fingers crossed here is a chance to obtain ivy league education .
     
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    [h=1]Page Not Found[/h] Sorry, that page cannot be found. Here's what you can do:

    • You can use the search box at the top right side of the page to find the information you're looking for.
    • You can also return home if you're feeling lost.
    • You can explore the site by clicking on the tags at right, or the monthly archives below them. You might find the information you're looking for, and/or more useful articles you might be interested in.
    • And if you think this is our mistake, you can also contact us. We'll be grateful.
    Commonly searched terms on the Harvard Gazette
     
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    sorry for the broken link, google edX to go to page.
     
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    About EdX

    EdX is a joint partnership between The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University to offer online learning to millions of people around the world. EdX will offer Harvard and MIT classes online for free. Through this partnership, the institutions aim to extend their collective reach to build a global community of online learners and to improve education for everyone.
    MIT's Director of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory Anant Agarwal serves as the first president of edX, and Harvard's Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Michael D. Smith leads faculty in developing courses. Along with offering online courses, the institutions will use edX to research how students learn and how technology can facilitate teaching-both on-campus and online.
    EdX is based on MITx, a technological platform from MIT designed to offer online versions of their courses. These versions include: video lessons, embedded testing, real-time feedback, student-ranked questions and answers, collaborative web-based laboratories, and student paced learning. Though this will never replace the traditional residential model of undergraduate education, it will serve to improve and supplement the teaching and learning experienced at both universities. In turn, Harvard and MIT have created edX open-source software and invite interested institutions to join edX with their own educational content.
    EdX is a Cambridge-based not-for-profit, equally owned and funded by Harvard and MIT. The first set of courses will be announced in the summer and will begin in the Fall 2012.

    Source: http://www.edxonline.org/
     
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    Online courses from Europe and USA are not less than three times what local university charge. In addition, you need high speed internet connection and latest computer not forgetting for each module it is a must to buy required reading book; I have seen some MBA students photocopying books this is not applicable because recommended reading books are latest books which can not be found locally..
     
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    learning material isn't a problem, contact your education provider or subscribe to safari digital library
     
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