Carnegie Mellon University

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Carnegie Mellon University (Carnegie Mellon, CMU) is a private research university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US. It has a long tradition of insightful e-learning development.

Per its Wikipedia entry, the university began as the Carnegie Technical Schools, founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1900. In 1912, the school became Carnegie Institute of Technology and began granting four-year degrees. In 1967, the Carnegie Institute of Technology merged with the Mellon Institute of Industrial Research to form Carnegie Mellon University.

e-Learning efforts are described on a per-department basis.

There are presently 5,000 undergraduates; 5,000 postgraduates; and 1000 faculty members.

The Carnegie Mellon web site is at

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Carnegie Mellon has launched its own "Open Learning Initiative" (, allowing open access to its courses (without any form of certification) to anyone with a web connection:

Open & Free Courses are for independent learners and include self-guiding materials and activities that are freely available....No instructors, no credits, no charge.

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