MIT to launch MITx studying platform, supply free educating supplies in 2012
Need a diploma from MIT with out the expense or notoriously selective software course of? Nicely, you are still out of luck, we’re afraid, however the Massachusetts Institute of Know-how’s new MITx on-line studying system will at the least offer you an opportunity to entry quite a lot of course supplies without spending a dime. The establishment may even make the MITx platform out there to different faculties for publishing their very own content material, and can even supply assessments with the choice of incomes a certificates of completion — issued by a not-for-revenue entity with a “distinct identify to keep away from confusion,” in fact. Naturally, “on-line-solely non-MIT learners” won’t have the identical degree of entry as MIT college students, who may also use the platform to entry their very own course materials, however will not have the choice of changing an on-campus expertise with solely on-line courses. MITx is scheduled to go stay subsequent spring, however you will get a head begin on that fictional MIT diploma by testing OpenCourseWare, which has been serving up comparable content material for the higher a part of a decade.