MIT Reveals It’s MOST Popular MOOC That Has Just Reached 1.2M Enrollments

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As you may know, the MITx open online course became the most popular MOOC in MIT history. Now, it has 1.2 million enrollments. The course was offered in 2012. It calls Introduction to Computer Science using Python. What should you know about it? Today, the Typical Student team tell you 5 vital facts every student should know about MOOC.

5 Main Facts Students Should Know


  • Computer Science using Python course is driven Open CourseWare subject. It’s based on campus at MIT.
  • Originally, the course is taught by John Guttag, the Dugald C. Jackson Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering.
  • Actually, the course is not about Python by itself. It’s focused on teaching students to use computation.
  • MITx united with San Jose City College based in Silicon Valley. The partnership allowed offering the course as part of a program. It’s open for the students in the area that have no access to computer science.
  • Completing the course, a student has a chance to be matched with some big players. There are internships and employments available.

Besides, even past students usually stay involved.


This course gave me the hope I needed,” Estefania Cassingena Navone says. “Hope that living in a developing country would not be a barrier to achieve what I truly want to achieve in life, it gave me the opportunity to be part of an online community where hard work and dedication really helps you thrive.


She became a Community TA for MITx from Venezuela.

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