For Wall Street Occupiers or other decriers of the “social injustice” of college tuition, here’s a curveball bound to scramble your worldview: a totally free college education regardless of your academic performance or background. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) will announce on Monday that they intend to launch an online learning initiative called M.I.T.x,which will offer the online teaching of M.I.T. courses to anyone in the world.
The full article from Forbes is here.
This article is from last year, however raises the question of whether this approach can tackle the inaccessibility of HE in developing country contexts. Pros and cons of such an approach?