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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Open Education for a Global Economy

Free Online Courses

Letter received from Mike Feerick
CEO & Founder
As a member of our free learning community, you may enjoy reading an excellent profile on ALISON published in the New York Times yesterday.

If you or your kids have taken an online lesson at the Khan Academy (3,200 video lessons, 168 million views), been enlightened by a TED Talk (1,300 talks, 800 million views), watched a videotaped academic lecture (Academic Earth, Open Courseware Consortium, Open Culture), enrolled in a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course, now being offered by companies like Udacity and a growing list of universities, including M.I.T., Harvard and Stanford), or simply learned to play guitar, paint a landscape or make a soufflĂ© via YouTube — then you know that the distribution channels of education have changed — and that the future of learning is free and open.
Read on to find out about ALISON.COM's part in the "ONLINE LEARNING REVOLUTION"


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