The Boy Genius of Ulan Bator – Discovered Taking a M.I.T. MOOC

From the New York Times (Sunday, September 15, 2013)

Battushig Myanganbayar, a 16 year old boy from Ulan Bator, Mongolia, is not your typical teenager. He became one of 340 students out of 150,000 to earn a perfect score in Circuits and Electronics, a sophomore-level class at M.I.T. in a Massive Open Online Course (or MOOC). These are college courses that are videoed and broadcast free or nearly free to anyone with an Internet connection. The professor of the class, who had taught similar classes at M.I.T. said, “If Battushig were a student at M.I.T., he would be one of the top students — if not the top.”

Great story about the power of MOOCs to reach around the globe. To view the story, enter this URL into your browser:

Maybe someone taking the Applied Investing MOOC could be the next Warren Buffett – who knows?

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