Harvard University and MIT have joined forces to provide courses on the Internet for free to anyone in the world. The joint venture is called edx and it is essentially building upon MIT’s existing online learning platform. Edx courses will include video lessons, online quizzes, and real-time feedback. Students that complete theses will receive certificates.
MIT Computer Science and A.I. Lab director Anant Agrawal said edx will involve researching new ways of automating the learning process including machine-learning for grading papers. Agrawal said that the leader of the online interactive learning trend is Salman Khan, founder of Khan Academy.
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