online education

Where is the best place online to learn a programming language?

Our last poll, in which our readers picked their favorite programming lanaguage for beginners, had almost 30 comments and 2,300 votes . And, it's...Read more

Open source tools help kids discover digital creativity

Youth Digital just moved into their new offices, tucked away in a nondescript office park in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. It's a big step up from...Read more

A guide to creating easy, online learning materials with Xerte

An excellent, easy to use, open source alternative is Xerte, a learning object creation tool developed by the University of Nottingham.Read more

MIT and Harvard launch joint education venture

MIT and Harvard launch joint education venture
Harvard and MIT recently announced a joint venture they are calling edX . Beginning in the fall of 2012, edX will offer free online classes to anyone...Read more

'Do you think other institutions will take advantage of the open source edX platform and join in? '

MIT and Harvard launch joint education venture
Harvard and MIT recently announced a joint venture they are calling edX . Beginning in the fall of 2012, edX will offer free online classes to anyone who can access the Internet. Both institutions are claiming edX is "not a Harvard or MIT lite," but it will be hosting content from actual classes at both universities. The vision behind edX is to extend both institutions’ commitment to improving education for everyone–including those on campus and around the world.Read more

Webcast recap and recording: MIT OpenCourseWare's past and future

MIT OpenCourseWare webcast replay and recap
This year, MIT OpenCourseWare is celebrating its tenth anniversary . That's one full decade providing open access to more than 2,000 courses with...Read more

Open thread: What classes have you taken online?

Open thread: What classes have you taken online?
In the spirit of our webcast this week, MIT OpenCourseWare , and the start of a new school year we would like to know what classes you've taken...Read more

Glen Moriarty talks about empowering open education with NIXTY, part 3

In part 1 of our interview with Glen Moriarty, CEO of NIXTY, he talked about the importance of open education. In part 2, he addressed the community'...Read more