A joint effort between MIT and Harvard, in which the partnership is called EdX, has plans on providing a platform for innovating new ways of teaching and learning over the Internet, as well as supplying a place for learning new skills online. The goal is to provide a non-profit online education platform that is partnered with other world leading educational institutions and universities (nearly 100 of them). These include the aforementioned two institutions, along with Microsoft, Columbia, and Caltech. They will provide students from practically anywhere in the world to access more than 1,000 certified courses. This will be an open-source platform, which means that educators will also have the opportunity to implement and design their own ways of teaching to their students.
Harvard Teams Up With MIT and Other Companies for Open-Source Online Education
This move by Harvard, along with the other institutions and companies, are targeted for individuals who are interested in building up their professional skill sets but are not really interested in going back to college. This delivers a great opportunity as students would then be able to take their classes and practically not pay a single cent. The certificates would then be available for different subjects, which range from introductory to advanced computer science, to various programming language, data science, engineering, and so much more.
There are also covered fields such as that of Data Science and Entrepreneurship from MIT, a series of courses pertaining to HTML5 from the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), and the Internet of Things from Columbia. For the most popular course on the campus of Harvard and EdX, that would be CS50, which is an introduction towards computer science and programming. Such a course is something that practically any resume can benefit from.