Harvard and M.I.T. committed $30 million each to a joint online education partnership last week in which both universities will offer free courses online.
Harvard and M.I.T. team up to offer free online courses
Called "edX" and set to launch this fall, the partnership's goal is to offer campus-based learning through the Internet in order to build a global community of online learners.
Anyone in the world can take these courses, although credentials will be granted only to students who earn them by demonstrating a mastery of the material of a subject.
Today on Starting Point, CNN education contributor Steve Perry explains why he thinks that the "edX" program is "revolutionary."