Over 100,000 sign up for Harvard’s first edX course; University of Texas climbs aboard
Upwards of 100,000 people have signed up for Harvard University’s first free online courses through edX. The courses, one in computer science and one in epidemiology and biostatics, begin today. Harvard University provost Alan Garber told the Boston Globe that the courses are intended to educate people worldwide and to understand how those people learn.
In case you forgot, edX is a nonprofit venture started this past spring between Harvard, MIT, and UC Berkeley.
Additionally, the University of Texas has announced their partnership with the worldwide MOOC provider. The nine university Texas system will spend $5 million on the venture, Bloomberg reports.