M.I.T. Expands Free Online Courses, Offering Certificates | educational technology for teachers | Scoop.it

While students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology pay thousands of dollars for courses, the university will announce a new program on Monday allowing anyone anywhere to take M.I.T. courses online free of charge — and for the first time earn official certificates for demonstrating mastery of the subjects taught.The new online learning platform will provide access to online laboratories, self-assessments and student-to-student discussions.