Tuesday, July 09, 2013

A MIT course certificate from a "fully automated" course

This is an interesting development of MOOCs - a "fully automated course"!
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), one of the world's top-rated universities, has announced its first free course which can be studied and assessed completely online.
There are already online degree courses, but the MIT proposal is unusual in that it is inviting students anywhere in the world, without charge or prior entrance requirements, to study for a certificate carrying the MIT brand.

...the MITx version has been designed for online students, with a virtual laboratory, e-textbooks, online discussions and videos that are the equivalent of a lecture. It is expected to take 10 hours per week and will run until June.
When I first read it, I thought that there won't be any teaching or assessment work required from the teacher, but I guess it wasn't that automated after all.

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