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8 MOOCs Transforming Education

The early market for massive open online courses (MOOCs) brings more approaches than you might realize. Take a look at 8 game changers.
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MOOC: edX

EdX is Harvard and MIT's open-source university, offering college-level courses free online. The very first class was in spring 2012. Currently, it offers classes from three universities: Harvard, MIT and University of California at Berkeley. In 2013, Wellesley, Georgetown and the 15-school University of Texas system will begin offering courses. Six more schools will be added in 2014, including several international universities.

Courses: As of spring 2013, EdX offers 26 courses, ranging from computer science to chemistry to economics to political science. Pictured here: Eric Lander in the introduction to his biology MOOC.

Focus: Opening elite college instruction to a much larger audience.

Sources for courses: Started with Harvard, MIT and the University of California at Berkeley.

Cost: Free.

Backed by: A consortium of universities headed by Harvard and MIT, which have put $60 million into the effort.

Status: Not for profit.

Leadership: President Anant Agarwal, an MIT computer science professor.

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raltmaier950
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raltmaier950,
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4/16/2013 | 9:09:53 PM
re: 8 MOOCs Transforming Education
Your website is very hard to read, in that the entire page refreshes on every "next page" arrow. Have you ever heard of Web 2.0? Could you please update your website to 2009 level?
Leo Regulus
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Leo Regulus,
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4/10/2013 | 9:45:21 PM
re: 8 MOOCs Transforming Education
It is now the second quarter of the new year.

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