Bostonians Changing the World
Anant Agarwal believes an online education from MIT and Harvard should be available to all
The MIT professor is heading up the pioneering effort called edX.
Anant Agarwal heads the pioneering effort to make online higher education — rather than the in-person kind — a viable alternative for hundreds of millions of prospective students worldwide. By harnessing the brands of MIT and now also Harvard in a $60 million collaboration announced in March, his work could alter the academic landscape more dramatically than almost any pedagogic innovation since the lecture.