Details are scant, but MIT is venturing more firmly into the world of online continuing education for professionals (including but not limited to their own alumni). They are beginning with a four-course (certificate?) systems engineering program in partnership with Boeing and NASA.
Given the pace of innovation, really, if you got a computer science degree 10 years ago, are you still prepared for the real world?
Read the press release (Feb. 2, 2016).
What if you could start a university from scratch for today’s needs and with today’s technology? MIT Dean Christine Ortiz is hoping to answer this question through a new venture–but unlike other efforts, hers will be not-for-profit.
Ms. Ortiz says she plans to create a nonprofit institution so that “all of the revenue can be reinvested in the enterprise to serve the public.”
Young, Jeffrey. MIT Dean Takes Leave to Start New University Without Lectures or Classrooms. Chronicle of Higher Education, February 1, 2016.