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Harvard, MIT Launch Online-Education Project

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MIT President Susan Hockfield and Harvard University President Drew Faust, accompanied by top officials from both institutions, announced on Wednesday a new collaboration that will unite the Cambridge-based universities in an ambitious new partnership to deliver online education to learners anywhere in the world.
The new venture, called edX, will provide interactive classes from both Harvard and MIT — for free — to anyone in the world with an Internet connection. But a key goal of the project, Faust said, is “to enhance the educational experience of students who study in our classrooms and laboratories.”   Read further in MIT News.

Editor’s comments: This has been called a major democratization of education. Eventually education can be completely free for all, freely available online.

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10 Responses to Harvard, MIT Launch Online-Education Project

  1. Amjad

    May 3, 2012 at 9:21 am

    Great news! Thanks for sharing.

  2. MNA KHAN

    May 6, 2012 at 10:59 am

    Excellent Efforts, should be appreciated.

  3. Zia H. Shah

    May 11, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    For all those searching for Harvard University
    Islam for the West is the official website of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community to present Islam to the Christian, agnostic and atheist readers, in a user friendly fashion.

    “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:32)

  4. Zia H. Shah

    May 14, 2012 at 7:32 am

    The Teaching Company

    One cost effective way for secular learning is through DVD courses offered by the Teaching Company, once these come on sale and you are sent emails to that effect:

    http://www.thegreatcourses.com/

  5. Arooj Najmussaqib

    June 4, 2012 at 11:03 am

    whr is the link of online courses???

  6. Zia H. Shah

    June 4, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    I think these will become available in the fall this year.

  7. Hanif Koya

    July 1, 2012 at 4:35 am

    As a continuing education provider via AIM- American Institute of Management ( and a few other areas) I am delighted to see this refreshing approach.

    On reflecting on the most Book of Knowledge granted FREE by Allah, I am of the opinion that education should be FREE or at least not geared to “profiteering” as we sometimes see.

    “Acquire knowledge and dispense the knowledge” exhortation by Hazrat Muhammad (swas) does not seem to entail a notion of money making.

  8. geriatrix

    July 12, 2012 at 12:08 am

    Havard MIT onlone course , www link to released in the fall of this year.

    Good. May one request you to notify us, please.

  9. Christina Papadea

    August 14, 2012 at 6:11 am

    As soon as the online courses are available, please inform us!

  10. James opiyo

    August 18, 2012 at 7:05 am

    I like harvard university indeed and i want to join you very soon to study information and technology

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