AsianScientist (May 22, 2013) – EdX, the not-for-profit online learning initiative founded at MIT and Harvard, has expanded to Asia with the addition of six Asian institutions.
EdX also welcomed nine universities from North America, Europe, and Australia, bringing its total to 27.
The universities in Asia are Tsinghua University and Peking University in China, The University of Hong Kong and Hong Kong University of Science & Technology in Hong Kong, Kyoto University in Japan, and Seoul National University in South Korea.
The Cambridge, Massachusetts-based enterprise, composed of 27 leading global institutions that form the xConsortium, is focused on transforming online and on-campus learning through groundbreaking methodologies, game-like experiences, and cutting-edge research on an open source platform.
“As we continue to grow the xConsortium and offer courses from institutions as diverse as our global community of students, we are moving forward with our mission to reimagine education,” said Anant Agarwal, president of edX. “These schools, with their unique faculties and student bodies, will help us conduct collaborative research on best practices which improve education online and on campus.”
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