Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is launching a online diploma courses under a new name called MIT.x free of charge to anyone interested. Traditional education is becoming expensive and needs students to leave their native place in search of higher education. Technology is changing the game in such a rapid form and many universities, colleges are forced to adapt to new way of teaching with less cost to students. Many online courses are already available but there is a fee to be paid to get a certificate from reputed universities. MIT plans to teach free education online with a MIT certificate sent to you on successfully completing the course. Here is the link for more information. http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2011/mitx-faq-1219.html
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