Press conference: MIT, Harvard announce edX
MIT President Susan Hockfield and Harvard University President Drew Faust, accompanied by top officials from both institutions, announced on Wednesday a new collaboration that will unite the Cambridge-based universities in an ambitious new partnership to deliver online education to learners anywhere in the world.
The new venture, called edX, will provide interactive classes from both Harvard and MIT -- for free -- to anyone in the world with an Internet connection. But a key goal of the project, Faust said, is "to enhance the educational experience of students who study in our classrooms and laboratories."
Read the initial announcement -- http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2012/mit-harvard-edx-announcement-050212.html
FAQ: What is edX? -- http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2012/edx-faq-050212.html
Read the event coverage -- http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2012/edx-launched-0502.html