MITx and HarvardX release MOOC datasets and visualization tools
February 21, 2014"Insights" tools provide intuitive interface for accessing enrollment and demographic data from edX courses.
MITx course builds a systematic approach to understanding the uncertain
January 29, 20146.041x shows learners how to use probability to make scientifically sound predictions under uncertainty.
MIT and Harvard release working papers on open online courses
January 21, 2014Research findings challenge common misconceptions, offer surprising insights about how students engage with MOOCs.
MIT Professional Education creates Online X Programs and launches big data course
January 10, 2014"Tackling the Challenges of Big Data” is first professional course to be offered online
Former MIT president Charles M. Vest dies at 72
December 13, 2013As the Institute’s leader from 1990 to 2004, he sparked a period of dynamism.
Reif releases preliminary report of the Institute-Wide Task Force on the Future of MIT Education
November 21, 2013Report presents possibilities for reimagining an MIT education.
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Letter regarding preliminary report of the Institute-wide Task Force on the Future of MIT Education
November 21, 2013
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Task Force on the Future of MIT Education works toward preliminary report this fall
October 7, 2013Hundreds of members of the MIT community — including more than half of the faculty — have weighed in on the topic.
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MITx introduces ‘XSeries’ course-sequence certificates on edX
September 17, 2013EdX also introduces new ID verification service.
MITx course aims to start worldwide conversation about global architecture
August 27, 20134.605x A Global History of Architecture offers fresh perspective on the principles and forces at play in the discipline.
OCW, MITx provide Myanmar student rigorous, high-quality educational opportunities
July 1, 2013Engineering student Thaw Tar uses MIT digital learning resources to study underwater vehicle design.
MIT's Academic Media Production Services joins the Office of Digital Learning
June 24, 2013Brings video expertise and infrastructure to ODL.
White House cites new MITx course as key to improving U.S. innovation
June 24, 2013Professor Eugene Fitzgerald and Andreas Wankerl reconceptualize the innovation process in new MOOC
MIT alumnus uses OCW and MITx to enhance educational offerings in Turkey
June 19, 2013Professor Taylan Akdoğan PhD '03 teaches his physics students programming with 6.00x
Data from edX’s first course offer preliminary insights into online learning
June 10, 2013Researchers analyze page views, clickstreams and discussion threads for clues to how students learn online.
EdX builds community of developers for its online- and blended-learning platform
June 5, 2013Stanford, UC Berkeley and University of Queensland among those contributing to the platform released via open source license.
Automatically grading programming homework
June 2, 2013Software that identifies errors in students’ programs — however idiosyncratic their approaches — could be a boon for online learning.
New MITx online physics course combines latest in learning technology with classic videos
May 30, 2013MOOC pairs cutting-edge online assessments with legendary lectures and demonstrations by MIT professor Walter Lewin.
EdX expands xConsortium to Asia and doubles in size with addition of 15 new global institutions
May 21, 2013EdX continues to grow its network of the world's leading institutions of higher education to meet global demand and increase access to quality education.
Nine MIT faculty members elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
April 24, 2013Among 198 elected this year to the prestigious honorary society.
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6.002x to be offered at up to 12 California State University campuses
April 10, 2013The expanded collaboration between San Jose State University and edX follows a successful pilot that increased pass rates.
Stanford University to collaborate with edX on development of non-profit open-source edX platform
April 3, 2013edX Learning Platform to be open source and available on June 1
With an educational ‘revolution’ afoot, Task Force on the Future of MIT Education to convene
April 2, 2013Idea Bank to solicit community input.
MITx version of introductory biology class has deep roots
March 18, 20137.00x brings an MIT classic online.