The Times noted that MIT would open its MITx software platform to any other university around the world to offer their own courses online for free. And that is going to change the entire paradigm of higher education. Writing for the Chronicle of Higher Education, Kevin Carey saw immediately the threat the MITx program presents to its peers: The biggest threat is the virtual challenge by MIT to other colleges and universities to use its “open learning platform.” To stay with the traditional classroom and lecture hall model of imparting information is to invite irrelevance and bankruptcy. Anant Agarwal, a leader of MIT’s upgrade, said that “human productivity has gone up dramatically in the past several decades due to the Internet and computing technologies, but amazingly enough the way we do education is not very different from the way we did it a thousand years ago.” MIT MIT will crack the college cartel in USA. Making it possible for anyone,anywhere in the world to get a certificate from MIT, the only thing they need is a internet connection and pay a small fee. This will end the IVY-league cartel. For MIT this is good, since their trademark is so strong that they can get student in a large quantum all over the world. But it will end smaller colleges and the IVY league cartel.