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edX is adding six schools to its partner roster

WSJ.COM 21 Feb 2013 By Melissa Korn
edX, a nonprofit MOOC founded by Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is adding six schools to its partner roster. New partners include McGill University, Rice University and the Australian National University. EdX has more than 700,000 users signed up for courses from elite U.S. schools; this is the first time it has signed on international partners. Read more about WSJ.COM | edX is adding six schools to its partner roster

Providers of free online college courses add schools, including many foreign ones

The Washington Post 21 Feb 2013 By Nick Anderson
EdX, a nonprofit organization based in Cambridge, Mass., announced late Wednesday that it is adding six universities to a consortium that Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) began last spring. With the expansion, EdX will offer courses from 11 colleges and universities as well as the University of Texas system. Five of the new EdX partners are from Australia, the Netherlands, Canada and Switzerland. Read more about The Washington Post | Providers of free online college courses add schools, including many foreign ones

Competing MOOC Providers Expand Into New Territory—and Each Other’s

Chronicle of Higher Education 21 Feb 2013 By Steve Kolowich
edX, a nonprofit project started last year by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, announced it would add six new partners, including three universities—Rice University, the University of Toronto, and the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (in Switzerland)—that already offer MOOCs through Coursera. Read more about Chronicle of Higher Education | Competing MOOC Providers Expand Into New Territory—and Each Other’s

McGill, U of T join online learning consortium

The Globe and Mail 20 Feb 2013 By James Bradshaw
The new global marketplace for free online university courses continues to expand quickly, with six new schools, including the University of Toronto and McGill University, signing on with edX, a U.S.-based consortium. The additions double the roster of schools offering massive open online courses, or MOOCs, through edX, a not-for-profit venture founded last year by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that so far has enrolled more than 700,000 students from 192 countries. It is one of three U.S. startups pouring tens of millions of dollars into online platforms that some expect could revolutionize access to higher education. Read more about The Globe and Mail | McGill, U of T join online learning consortium

Universities Abroad Join Partnerships On the Web

The New York Times 20 Feb 2013 By Tamar Lewin
Over the last year, elite American universities have raced to stake out a place in the new world of free online courses — and now, universities around the globe are following suit. Read more about The New York Times | Universities Abroad Join Partnerships On the Web

Universities Abroad Join Partnerships On the Web

The New York Times 20 Feb 2013 By Tamar Lewin
edX, a nonprofit venture started by Harvard and M.I.T., is doubling its university partners to 12, adding Rice University , the Australian National University , Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland and, in Canada, McGill and the University of Toronto. Read more about The New York Times | Universities Abroad Join Partnerships On the Web


Online education groups add colleges from U.S. and overseas

Los Angeles Times 20 Feb 2013 By Larry Gordon
Two of the emerging providers of online college classes, Coursera and edX, are announcing significant expansions in the numbers of campuses that will join their organizations and offer free courses. The high-powered competitors, both founded last year, say their academic offerings will have more of an international flavor as a result of additional schools signing on from outside the U.S. Read more about Los Angeles Times | 
Online education groups add colleges from U.S. and overseas


Online Learning Platform, edX, Goes International With The Addition Of Six New Schools

TechCrunch 20 Feb 2013 By Rip Empson
edX announced today that it is officially expanding its reach from North America to Europe and Asia by doubling the number of its member institutions and will be adding a handful of new courses to its roster. The platform‘s international expansion adds six new institutions to the organization‘s so-called ―X University Consortium, including Australian National University, Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne in Switzerland, McGill University and the University of Toronto in Canada and Rice University in the U.S. Read more about TechCrunch | 
Online Learning Platform, edX, Goes International With The Addition Of Six New Schools

Scientific superstars to headline free online edX courses

The Boston Globe 31 Jan 2013 By Carolyn Y. Johnson
Some scientific superstars will be headlining online classes offered through edX, the nonprofit that aims to transform education by offering classes online. The lineup of free classes offered by MIT this year includes a biology class taught by Eric Lander, a leader in the human genome project, a class focused on poverty from the economist and MacArthur “genius” Esther Duflo, and electricity and magnetism from legendary physics professor Walter Lewin. And that’s just a taste: Michael Sandel, a government professor at Harvard University, will offer his class on Justice, already taken by 15,000 Harvard students, to the whole world. There will be a class on the Greek hero from Gregory Nagy, a leading classicist at Harvard. Read more about The Boston Globe | Scientific superstars to headline free online edX courses

Georgetown to offer free online courses

The Washington Post 9 Dec 2012 By Nick Anderson
Georgetown University is joining one of the most prominent ventures in online higher education, a Web platform known as edX that provides courses from elite schools to a global audience free of charge. Read more about The Washington Post | Georgetown to offer free online courses

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