This past year I took advantage of a MIT Open Courseware course for my daughters science option. She wanted something that wasn't typical for her high school science option, so I found Kitchen Chemistry by MIT. It was a good experience, following the teachers syllabus, and doing the assignments on her own, but it would have been nice to interact with a professor. NOW YOU CAN.
"Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Wednesday announced a new nonprofit partnership, known as edX, to offer free online courses from both universities."
" Harvard and M.I.T. have a rival — they are not the only elite
universities planning to offer free massively open online courses, or
MOOCs, as they are known. This month, Stanford, Princeton, the
University of Pennsylvania and the University of Michigan announced
their partnership with a new commercial company, Coursera, with $16 million in venture capital. "
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~posted by Andrea from Notes from a Homeschooling Mom