UC Berkeley joins edX!
The New York Times is reporting some exciting news!
This news is interesting, not only because of the prominence of UC Berkeley, but also because some of its professors have already been offering free courses online through the competing for-profit platform, Coursera. We will see how this shakes out in the near future. Another interesting part of this story is that while Harvard and MIT have both committed $30 million each to the project, Berkeley is not contributing monetarily. Instead, it will supplying a new online-education platform that engineers at the university had already been working on.
I will leave you with some other sources to digest this news: