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Free Linux MOOCs: Live Twitter Chat April 3, 8 a.m. PST with edX CEO and Linux Foundation Executive Director

Zemlin-Agarwal-chatStarting this summer, The Linux Foundation's Intro to Linux training course will be available for free on edX, the online learning platform founded by Harvard and MIT.

The course has already attracted nearly 100,000 registrations since it was announced three weeks ago, making it one of the fastest-growing courses in edX history.

This pioneering partnership will make basic Linux training materials available to anyone, anywhere, who has Internet access and a desire to learn Linux. It will also be one of the first non-university courses offered on edX and one of the first MOOCs (massive open online courses) devoted to Linux.

To help spread the word about this free training opportunity and to answer your questions about MOOCs, Linux training, or anything else you want to know about it, edX and The Linux Foundation will hold a live Twitter chat this Thursday, April 3 from 8 a.m. - 9 a.m. PST.

To participate, log into Twitter and send your questions using the hashtag #edXLinuxChat. Jim Zemlin, Linux Foundation Executive Director (@jzemlin), and Anant Agarwal, edX CEO (@agarwaledu), will be on hand to answer in real time.

“Clearly, people around the world want to understand Linux and seek to tap into its massive community to advance their careers and their understanding of how today’s technology is built,” said Anant Agarwal in a blog post on Linux.com following the announcement last month. “The fact that Linux is now offering its basic Linux class as a free MOOC -- normally costing $2400 -- to our learners is a wonderful opportunity, and we know that there will be continued interest in this course and others the Linux Foundation will offer on edX.org.”

Join us on Thursday to learn more.





 

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  • John Said:

    The word free seems to be deceptive. The course has a certificate offered (or you can just "audit" the course). The minimum "donation" for the certificate was $250, five times the price of an MITx course. What happened to the free internet downloadable certificates? Why is the FOSS course 5x the MIT course?


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