EdX expands spring course offerings to include humanities and social sciences

Dive Summary:

  • Registration is now open for edX's second semester this spring, and the MOOC provider is expanding its course offerings to include the humanities and social sciences.
  • Among the new courses available from professors at Harvard, MIT and UC-Berkeley are Justice, The Challenges of Global Poverty, The Ancient Greek Hero and an experimental course on copyright law that will cap enrollment at 500 students to be selected via an application process.
  • EdX President Anant Agarwal says the spring semester will mark a new era for the MOOC provider--which attracted over half a million unique users during its first semester and also includes the University of Texas System, Wellesley College and Georgetown University--as its offerings of "the best courses from the best faculty at the best institutions in the world" are poised to reach millions of users in the coming year.

From the article:

Not-for-profit online learning initiative edX has opened registration for spring classes, adding several courses in the humanities and social sciences for the first time. Launched by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in May 2012, spring will be the second semester for the online platform and will include courses from the University of California, Berkeley, which joined the initiative last July. ...

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