Another huge disruption in higher education: MIT and Harvard launch edX. From the announcement: “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.” Key piece of information: “EdX will release its learning platform as open-source software so it can be used by other universities and organizations that wish to host the platform themselves.”

Harvard University and MIT today announced edX, a transformational new partnership in online education. Through edX, the two institutions will collaborate to enhance campus-based teaching and learning and build a global community of online learners. EdX will build on both universities’ experience in offering online instructional content.

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