Just wanted to let you guys know of a really cool opportunity announced in the New York Times the other day:
Harvard and MIT announced the creation of edX, a platform that will offer free online courses from both universities. Coursera - a partnership between Princeton, Stanford, UMich, and UPenn - already offers similar free courses (for certification rather than for credit).
People are saying that this will be an education game changer. I'd be curious to know if people out there were less optimistic, but I also just wanted to let people know in case they'd be interested in taking some of the classes. Coursera is offering some compsci courses now, and some finance courses in the fall.
and this is the NYT article: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/03/education/harvar...