Universities are traditionally seen as exclusive institutions for the few, not the many. But that is changing, as a new wave of online courses throws open the doors of academia to all.
Through edX, the two storied institutions will offer courses online for free and develop an open-source software platform tailored for online learning.
The cost of higher education has seen rapid growth lately, but there are alternatives. Many sites offer excellent coursework for free.
Coursera lands $16 million round from venture capitalists and partners with five universities to build out its platform for delivering university classes online.
The storied tech institution launches MITx, an initiative to create an open-source online-learning software platform that can be used by other schools and complement its OpenCourseWare content.
There's a glut of startups--and also plenty of reasons for optimism going into the new year.
MIT OpenCourseWare is getting widely distributed, much more so than I had thought.
Social-learning network with free access to MIT course content to add portal for high school students and teachers.
In an interview, Bill Gates discusses the role technology can play in improving education. The Gates Foundation is launching a new multiyear program today aimed at getting more tech in the mix.
Following a cross-country collegiate jaunt, Microsoft's chairman speaks with CNET's Ina Fried about the tour, the challenges in global health and education, and nostalgia for the software company he founded.