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EdX: The Future of Online Education is Now

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This very early stage is for something so novel, so new, so different ... is for many faculty and students at MIT very exciting, at the same time very scary because it's something new, is different, it's potentially disruptive. Harvard and MIT recognize the incredible effect that technology is having on education today. It's opening new vistas in education for the world, for our campuses. All that education for students around the world will be the next big thing in education. This is the single biggest change in education since the printing press. We plan to make available courses and educational materials to anyone who has an internet connection. Technology can strengthen education, both for our on campus students as well as for those around the world. Our goal is to educate a billion people around the world. I see technology-enabled education to really democratize learning. It's really transforming the way we see material access material and interact with the course. It really tailors the experience personally to whoever is trying to be a part of it, which is huge, I think. This is not to be construed as "MIT Lite" or "Harvard Lite." The content is the same content. This will make tremendous resources available to people everywhere. We expect to transform learning in the classroom along with learning online. Combining forces from Harvard and MIT, we can do amazing projects that will further enrich how to develop the online learning environment, and how to develop the content in the right way for everyone on campus and world wide.

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Duration: 2 minutes and 22 seconds
Country: United States
Language: English
License: All rights reserved
Producer: EdX
Views: 290
Posted by: open on May 2, 2012

EdX is a not-for-profit joint venture between Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to offer online versions of their classes and those of other universities. At the same time, edX will support Harvard and MIT faculty in conducting research on teaching and learning on campus through tools that enrich classroom and laboratory experiences. The goal of this initiative is to create a global community of online learners while improving education for everyone. To learn more about edX, visit http://www.edxonline.org.

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