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.
ZDNet Executive Editor David Berlind interviews Sir Tim Berner-Lee, the Director of the World Wide Web Consortium at the MITX (Massachusetts Innovation and Technology Exchange) Technology Awards held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston, MA. The inventor of the World Wide Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee was awarded the organizations 2007 Lifetime Achievement Award.
Coursera lands $16 million round from venture capitalists and partners with five universities to build out its platform for delivering university classes online.
Through edX, the two storied institutions will offer courses online for free and develop an open-source software platform tailored for online learning.