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Digital dawn: open online learning is just beginning

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.

By July 5, 2012


New ticket to Harvard and MIT: An Internet connection

Through edX, the two storied institutions will offer courses online for free and develop an open-source software platform tailored for online learning.

By May 2, 2012


Get a great, free education online

The cost of higher education has seen rapid growth lately, but there are alternatives. Many sites offer excellent coursework for free.

By April 20, 2012


Need to learn stats? Online Coursera has you covered

Coursera lands $16 million round from venture capitalists and partners with five universities to build out its platform for delivering university classes online.

By April 18, 2012


MIT open-sources online learning

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.

By December 19, 2011


Five startup predictions for 2012

There's a glut of startups--and also plenty of reasons for optimism going into the new year.

By December 22, 2011


MIT OpenCourseWare: Teaching the world for free

MIT OpenCourseWare is getting widely distributed, much more so than I had thought.

By March 19, 2009


MIT OpenCourseWare expands for high school students

Social-learning network with free access to MIT course content to add portal for high school students and teachers.

By November 28, 2007


Bill Gates talks education tech

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.

By October 11, 2010


School days for Bill Gates (Q&A)

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.

By April 22, 2010