MITx Opens for Enrollment (and Certification - For Now - Is Free)MIT opens registration today for the first of its online courses offered as part of its new MITx initiative. The university announced MITx late last year as the next step not just in informal online learning but in alternative certification. Registration for MITx is free and open to anyone, and for this first "prototype" class, there is no additional charge to receive the certification upon successful completion of the class. This first class is "6.002x: Circuits and Electronics." According to the course website, the class will demand approximately 10 hours a week from those enrolled. Circuits and Electronics, as the name of the course suggests, is meant to be an introduction for electrical engineering and computer science majors. But the connection to MIT OCW is important here, and it's something that makes MITx quite distinct from some of its online learning competitors.
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