In the recent Spring issue of Philanthropy, Andrew Kelly reported on higher education’s “Great Disruption” through the development of OpenCourseWare at MIT. Harvard and MIT then expanded the open classroom movement further when they joined forces to found edX in May of this year, and the movement continues to show signs of gaining momentum as the University of California, Berkeley, will be joining edX this fall. The New York Times reports:
Berkeley will be offering two courses, contributing new open-source technology and heading a soon-to-be-formed consortium of universities joining edX. . . .
“Ultimately, our faculty will decide where they want to put courses up online, but we find that edX has values and methodologies very closely aligned with ours at Berkeley, so our institutional preference would be to use edX,” said Robert J. Birgeneau, the chancellor of Berkeley.
Click here to read Kelly’s full report on how this movement began and what it means for higher education.