MIT to launch free online interactive learning labs in 2012

December 19, 2011

MIT announced today an online learning initiative called MITx that will offer a portfolio of free selected MIT courses starting in Spring 2012 through an online interactive learning platform, with  online laboratories.

MIT expects that MITx will eventually host a virtual community of millions of learners around the world. MIT will make the open learning software available free of cost, so that other universities or different educational institutions can use the same software for their online education offerings.