edX is a 'transformational partnership in online education'…Harvard and MIT ‘will collaborate to enhance campus-based teaching and learning and build a global community of online learners…(edX) courses (will) feature video lesson segments, embedded quizzes, immediate feedback, student-ranked questions and answers, online laboratories, and student paced learning’ and it will be open source.
“MIT and Harvard will use the jointly operated edX platform to research how students learn and how technologies can support effective teaching both on-campus and online. The edX platform will allow study of which teaching methods and tools are most successful.”
This is a pretty amazing announcement and you may watch a video press release at http://www.edxonline.org
Via Beth Dichter