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January 20, 2012
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Mount To Add Chinese Minor Next Year   

The University of Mount Union will add a minor in Chinese to its curriculum next year.

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MIT Seeks to Take Online Learning to its Next Level while Making Software Available to School Districts


For ten years, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has made its courses freely available to anyone in the world through the OpenCourseWare (OCW) system.[1] More than 2,000 MIT courses are now available through OCW, used by over 100 million persons worldwide.


This spring, MIT plans to launch MITx, a new online learning platform that will integrate the knowledge gained from OCW and the latest in distance learning research. Unlike with OCW, learners will be able to earn certificates of mastery with the new online material.Girl with MIT on Laptop


Further, MIT plans to make MITx software available free of cost so K-12 school districts can adopt the technology for their own online education offerings.[2]  


The planned open source software infrastructure will also enable districts to join with MIT in improving and adding additional features to the technology over time.

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