MIT Offers Certificates for Online Courses

Soon students who complete courses in MIT’s free OpenCourseWare program, will be able to claim credit for them on their resumes. MIT plans to offer certificates┬áverifying┬áthe completion of some online courses. The new, interactive e-learning venture, tentatively called MITx, will provide online learning materials, interactive activities, and secure online exams that allow students to verify that they have mastered the course material. A “modest fee” will be required for the certificate. MIT is still ironing out the wrinkles. If successful the new initiative could serve as a serious disruptor to traditional model of higher education.

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