M.I.T.x is a free online college to be offered by MIT in spring of 2012. MIT courses will be offered for free. A certificate will be awarded for completed courses. It will not be equivalent to MIT credentials. It is base on the OpenCourseWare(OCW), but will be separate from OCW. Students will be able to interact with other students, have access to online laboratories and self-assessments. M.I.T.x has now been combined with Harvard online course to form edX.

Works Cited

Crotty, James Marshall(2011). M.I.T. Game-Changer: Free Online Education For All. Forbes  12/21/2011 retrieved 21-Dec-2011.