Ivy leagues offer free online courses

You’ve played games online (called MMORPG – massive multi-player online role playing games).  Now try taking classes, called MOOC, massive open online courses!  You can take online courses from expensive Ivy League universities in the United States.  This week, a dozen highly ranked universities, including Princeton, Stanford and University of the Pennyslvania signed on with Coursera, a new venture offering free classes online. The best news is it’s free.  Ivy Leagues going online started last fall, with Stanford offering a free online course in artificial intelligence that drew 160,000 students.  The Massachusetts Institute of Technology started a free class project, MITx, in December.  Last May, MIT teamed with Harvard to create free online classes, edX, similar to Coursera.

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