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EdX Goes Open Source To Woo MOOC Developers

InformationWeek 6 Jun 2013 By Michael Fitzgerald
EdX, the massive open online course (MOOC) consortium started by MIT and Harvard, has released its full source code, a decision the backers hope will accelerate advances to the platform. "We want contributors," said Rob Rubin, edX's VP of engineering. "We'd welcome any company's contributions and any peoples' use of the edX platform. We're in the very early days in the development of the technology to support learning and research about learning. Let's all contribute to the open-source effort to be able to rapidly evolve that for the benefits of the student." Read more about InformationWeek | EdX Goes Open Source To Woo MOOC Developers

How online learning is reinventing college

The Christian Science Monitor 2 Jun 2013 By Laura Pappano
The online learning movement, spreading more by the week, will change how tomorrow's students go to school, who teaches them, and what they learn. Read more about The Christian Science Monitor | How online learning is reinventing college

The edX Student

The Harvard Crimson 30 May 2013 By Amna H. Hashmi and Cynthia W. Shih, CRIMSON STAFF WRITERS
Just a year after edx set out to revolutionize higher education, the massive open online course platform has attracted almost one million users from across the planet. Read more about The Harvard Crimson | The edX Student

Kyoto University to become first Japanese institution to join virtual edX classrooms

The Asahi Shimbun 22 May 2013 By edX Staff
Kyoto University will become the first Japanese institution of higher education to offer a course on the rapidly expanding edX, the international consortium that offers free courses online by some of the world's top professors and universities. Read more about The Asahi Shimbun | Kyoto University to become first Japanese institution to join virtual edX classrooms

Kyoto University becomes first Japanese institution to join online learning platform edX

Japan Daily Press 22 May 2013 By Ida Torres
Kyoto University will become the first Japanese university to be part of edX, a US based free online learning platform created by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. edX currently offers around 50 free courses from 27 international universities and has 900,000 students from all over the world. Read more about Japan Daily Press | Kyoto University becomes first Japanese institution to join online learning platform edX

Berklee, BU added to edX online class initiative

The Boston Globe 21 May 2013 By Katherine Landergan
One year after Harvard University and MIT launched edX, a $60 million initiative in which colleges offer online classes at no charge, the not-for-profit company announced today that it is doubling the number of participating universities, including the Berklee College of Music and Boston University. Read more about The Boston Globe | Berklee, BU added to edX online class initiative

UW expands online courses, this time from Harvard, MIT

The Seattle Times 21 May 2013 By Katherine Long
The University of Washington is growing its presence in the world of online course offerings by joining with edX, a course platform pioneered by Harvard and MIT. Read more about The Seattle Times | UW expands online courses, this time from Harvard, MIT

Harvard Online Venture EdX Grows to 27 Universities Adding Asia

Bloomberg 21 May 2013 By Oliver Stanley
EdX, the online education consortium founded by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has expanded to add 15 universities, including schools in China, Korea and Japan. Read more about Bloomberg | Harvard Online Venture EdX Grows to 27 Universities Adding Asia

See change: UQ joins online revolution

The Australian 21 May 2013 By Julie Hare
It's a logical step, then, to put your hand up to run a massive open online course when the opportunity arises. And that's happened today with the announcement that the University of Queensland has joined EdX, the exclusive Harvard-MIT online learning platform. Read more about The Australian | See change: UQ joins online revolution

EdX adds 15 schools, several from Asia

The Washington Post 21 May 2013 By Nick Anderson
The race to enlist the world’s universities in the movement for free online education accelerated Tuesday as the Web site edX announced that it has added 15 new schools, more than doubling the size of the venture, with new partners from Asia, Europe and Australia. Read more about The Washington Post | EdX adds 15 schools, several from Asia

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