MIT Open Learning works to transform teaching and learning at MIT and around the globe through the innovative use of digital technologies by:

  • Supporting MIT faculty and students in bold digital teaching and learning experiments to enhance residential education
  • Promoting and enabling quantitative, rigorous, and interdisciplinary research on teaching and learning
  • Providing platforms for technological advances in education
  • Sharing research and best practices by convening and partnering with teachers, schools, universities, companies, governments, and nongovernmental organizations
  • Extending MIT’s knowledge and classroom to the world

MIT Open Learning offers an array of programs and services:

  • Residential MITx facilitates on-campus, online teaching and learning in MIT courses.
  • MITx courses on edX extend MIT learning to the world through courses developed and taught by MIT instructors.
  • OpenCourseWare (OCW) offers free, open, publicly accessible web-based materials from more than 2,400 MIT courses.
  • MITx MicroMasters programs provide an affordable, accelerated, and convenient path to a master’s degree. Learners who pass a set of MITx graduate-level courses and exams earn a MicroMasters credential, and can apply for an accelerated, on-campus, master’s degree program at MIT and other top universities.
  • MIT xPRO provides professional development opportunities to a global audience via online courses and programs.
  • MIT Bootcamps offer intensive week-long programs that challenge participants to develop a sustainable new venture. Innovators come from around the world to learn from MIT faculty and MIT-trained mentors.
  • MIT Integrated Learning Initiative (MITili) furthers our understanding of learning and education through rigorous, interdisciplinary research.
  • Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab (J-WEL) convenes a global community of collaborators for sustainable, high-impact transformation in education.
  • Digital Learning Lab scientists and fellows advance learning strategies and initiatives across campus.
  • The MIT Teaching Systems Lab designs and researches the future of teacher learning.

Open Learning Statistics (as of Fall 2018)

  • Over 99% of MIT undergraduates have used the MITx residential tool for coursework.
  • A popular MITx MOOC on edX reached 1.2 million cumulative enrollments.
  • More than 3.5 million unique learners from over 200 countries earned more than 180,000 MITx course certificates on edX.
  • Nearly 1,400 learners have received a MicroMasters credential.
  • More than 10,000 professionals have completed an MIT xPRO course.