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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

MOOC Provider edX More Than Doubles Its University Partners

Chronicle of Higher Education 21 May 2013 By Jeffrey R. Young
Fifteen more universities have agreed to offer free massive open online courses through edX, a nonprofit provider of MOOCs founded by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University, more than doubling its membership, from 12 to 27. Read more about Chronicle of Higher Education | MOOC Provider edX More Than Doubles Its University Partners

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

LAPTOP U

The New Yorker 20 May 2013 By Nathan Heller
Gregory Nagy, a professor of classical Greek literature at Harvard, is a gentle academic of the sort who, asked about the future, will begin speaking of Homer and the battles of the distant past. Read more about The New Yorker | LAPTOP U

A classroom for the whole world

The Boston Globe 19 May 2013 By Cindy Atoji Keene
TEACHERS OFTEN WORRY about the size of their classes. Anant Agarwal was surpised and thrilled that nearly 155,000 students enrolled for a course he taught last year. Read more about The Boston Globe | A classroom for the whole world

EdX turns 1: Now what?

The Washington Post 2 May 2013 By Nick Anderson
Across the country, thousands of college biology instructors give lectures every year on the fundamental biochemical process of breaking down sugar, known as glycolysis. Are all those lectures necessary? Might a few suffice? Read more about The Washington Post | EdX turns 1: Now what?

College is Free!

CNN 30 Apr 2013 By Kim Clark
Two things about higher education have become clear. First, your children need it more than ever to stay competitive -- and so might you, if you need to upgrade for a fast-changing job market. Second, the model colleges use to deliver that education is broken. Rising tuition, high student debt, and stingier funding for public colleges are making it more difficult for families to keep up. Read more about CNN | College is Free!

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