07/08/2011 02:42 pm ET | Updated Sep 07, 2011

Harvard, MIT Students Plug Into Online Study Hall

One of three women in her computer science class at the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur, India, Pooja Nath was too shy to ask questions of the male students working together late at night in the school's computer labs.
"I'd often be in a lab in a corner working by myself and hoping my professor or TA would be awake, but of course they weren't," Nath said.