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Why MITx and OCW are a powerful pairing

Posted in MIT OpenCourseWare, mitx, open education, Open Educational Resources, OpenCourseWare by scarsonmsm on February 13, 2012

Audrey Watters is covering this morning’s announcement that MITx has opened enrollment for its first course, 6.002x Circuits and Electronics.  She makes a wonderful observation about why MITx and OCW are great combination:

…the connection to MIT OCW is important here, and it’s something that makes MITx quite distinct from some of its online learning competitors. As MITx is situated as part of the university’s broader mission, MIT isn’t just offering isolated courses or content here, disaggregated from other related materials and/or catering to people who already have a fair amount of expertise in a field. Rather the MITx classes will be situated as part of the larger university curriculum and tied into its other online learning initiatives. There will be a list of all the related curriculum and courses on the MIT OCW website, for example, with the pre-requitsites available (and/or coming soon) as MIT OCW Scholar classes.

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