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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

MIT To Offer Certificates For Online Courses

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology will be offering free online courses available to the public, and those who demonstrate mastery of the subjects will be able to earn certificates.

Photo: City Town Info Education Channel

"There are many people who would love to augment their education by having access to MIT content, people who are very capable to earn a certificate from MIT," explained L. Rafael Reif, the school's provost, who was quoted by The New York Times.

MIT has been offering free online education through its OpenCourseWare for the past decade. According to the Associated Press, the school's online courses have been accessed by more than 100 million people throughout the world.

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Source: City Town Info Education Channel