November 24, 2012

Can Schools Survive in the Internet Age?

Tom Chatfield, BBC News


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If you fancy a top-class education but can’t afford the fee or the time, there is now an alternative. This November, the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation invested a million dollars in edX, the world’s largest online learning initiative. Founded by Harvard and MIT, edX boasts a growing number of “massively open online courses” (MOOCs) aimed at bringing virtual versions of world-class higher education to hundreds of thousands of participants. By 2013, it will offer a selection of entirely free online classes from Harvard, MIT, Berkeley and the University of Texas.

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