Wednesday, May 2, 2012

MIT and Harvard unveils EdX

EdX, a $60 million joint project of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University was successfully launched today. EdX is an open-source learning system platform designed to offer MIT and Harvard online courses.It has similarities with common Learning Management Systems (LMS) which has videos, quizzes, student-ranked questions and answers, and online laboratories.  Both institutions will work together to improve campus-base teachings with the help of faculty members and students taking online classes.

According to the MIT News; "MIT and Harvard expect that over time other universities will join them in offering courses on the edX platform. The gathering of many universities’ educational content together on one site will enable learners worldwide to access the course content of any participating university from a single website, and to use a set of online educational tools shared by all participating universities."

For more about this article,  please read MIT News

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