Friday, August 17, 2012

Higher Education goes to the web for free. EdX offers Harvard & MIT classes and Khan Academy offers Computer Science instructional videos.


EdX is a not-for-profit enterprise of its founding partners, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University that offers online learning to on-campus students and to millions of people around the world. To do so, edX is building an open-source online learning platform and hosts an online web portal at for online education.

EdX currently offers HarvardX, MITx and BerkeleyX classes online for free. These institutions aim to extend their collective reach to build a global community of online students. Along with offering online courses, the three universities undertake research on how students learn and how technology can transform learning – both on-campus and online throughout the world.

Six new free courses to the edX curriculum:
Introduction to Computer Science I
Introduction to Computer Science and Programming
Introduction to Solid State Chemistry
Circuits and Electronics
Artificial Intelligence
Software as a Service
Quantitative Methods in Clinical and Public Health Research

To read full descriptions of these exciting new courses, and to register for any of these courses, please visit the new edX website at

You can also find answers for many questions in the FAQ section,

Khan Academy

The free online tutorial service Khan Academy has launch a new series of instructional videos covering the field of computer science.

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