The first class — 6.002x: Circuits and Electronics — will be free, though subsequent courses will come with a small fee, MIT Provost L. Rafael Reif said in a phone interview. The three- month course will begin March 5.
Students will have video lectures, midterm and final exams, weekly deadlines to complete homework and labs and access to discussion forums. They can expect to spend about 10 hours a week on the course, MIT said.
Stanford launched a hugely successful effort last year with online AI classes (view other online Stanford classes — Coursera). Sebastian Thrun — a Google fellow, who led Stanford’s online AI lectures — has launched his own online education platform — Udacity. Thrun will no longer lecture at Stanford.
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