Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 3rd May 2012 16:25 UTC, submitted by Modafinil
In the News "EdX is a joint partnership between The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University to offer online learning to millions of people around the world. EdX will offer Harvard and MIT classes online for free. Through this partnership, the institutions aim to extend their collective reach to build a global community of online learners and to improve education for everyone." They really have nothing to lose here. People who want to go to MIT or Harvard will go regardless, and people who otherwise would have no interest in them may be exposed to them. Smart move.
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Course Level
by jburnett on Sun 6th May 2012 04:27 UTC
jburnett
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2012-03-29

Is it just me, or does it seem like these free online courses are always freshman (100* level) or sophomore (200* level)? Rarely do I see senior (400* level) or grad level courses.

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RE: Course Level
by Jondice on Sun 6th May 2012 16:26 in reply to "Course Level"
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2006-09-20

Yes, I think since it is in the early stages they are probably trying to get out stuff that is of broad interest. Some of the SEE courses I listed were nearly 400 level.

MIT Open Courseware has some graduate stuff, but typically not with lecture videos.

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