Distance Learning on the Internet – Harvard & MIT Change all the Rules


edX is a new Internet distance learning site that promises to transform education to “enhance campus-based teaching and learning, and build a global community of online learners.” The joint partnership announcement promised that edX will:

…offer online learning to millions of people around the world. EdX will offer Harvard and MIT classes online for free.

The Atlantic calls edX the “The Single Biggest Change in Education Since the Printing Press.” 

Does this really make sense, what’s so new about Internet distance learning? Or is it just free Harvard and MIT education for millions around the world? 

Actually Khan Academy claims it has already delivered more than +149 million lessons to date.  I guess distance learning is already well-developed, and perhaps Harvard and MIT finally figured out they need to get with it!

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