Tuesday, December 20, 2011

MIT launches online learning initiative

This may not relate directly to statistics, but it relate to my experiences in an online introductory machine learning class.

MIT has decided to launch online public classes of its own. It looks like they are making the platform open-source as well and encouraging other institutions to go online as well.

This may well be the most exciting development in education in years. Hopefully it won’t be too long before we see efforts to get hardware into disadvantaged neighborhoods or other countries (such as the one laptop per child project from a few years ago) combined with this online education.

For Stanford’s winter 2012 classes, check out Class Central.