Thursday, May 3, 2012

MIT and Harvard announce EdX, Exciting ... and Great, - and for World Univ & Sch potentially, too, WUaS's plan to offer free, online Bachs, Ph.D., Law and MD degrees. (Students will still be living at home with those costs, as well as book costs, etc., at WUaS).




MIT and Harvard announce EdX ...

http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2012/edx-faq-050212.html

... exciting

... and great,

and for World Univ & Sch potentially, too ...


WUaS will have to explore about the possibilities of accrediting with WASC

for free Bachelors, Ph.D., Law and MD, on EdX and MIT OCW,

together or separately.


And no mention is made of the all 3000-8000 languages

(http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Languages),

or accrediting in many countries,

(http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Nation_States)

(or wiki-fying the process, so people can teach to each other which is part of WUaS)

so EdX could serve as a kind of enhanced MIT OCW,

and then become translated, etc., into many languages.



Here's the EdX web site -

http://www.edxonline.org/ -

and it looks like the recorded news' conference is here.


I'll add this EdX site (http://www.edxonline.org/) to the 'Courses' page at WUaS ...


I think EdX's plan to charge for certificates gives WUaS a competitive advantage in WUaS's plan to offer free, online Bachs, Ph.D., Law and MD degrees.

(Students will still be living at home with those costs, as well as book costs, etc., at WUaS).

Sincerely,
Scott





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Scott MacLeod: said...

Thanks, Atta!

Scott

(http://scottmacleod.com)