- The first massive open online courses (MOOCs) from Harvard University's edX catalog launched on Tuesday, reportedly attracting about 100,000 students.
- HarvardX's first two courses are in computer science and epidemiology and biostatics.
- The edX platform, which is being used by Harvard, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of California Berkeley, added the University of Texas System to its ranks Tuesday.
From the article:
"... Courses offered through edX are branded MITx, HarvardX, and BerkeleyX. Anant Agarwal, president of edX, said interest has been equally high for the courses offered by all three schools: 155,000 students registered for a course in circuits and electronics that MIT offered through edX in the spring.
Students taking the online courses hail from around the world, but most of those in the spring course were in the United States, India, Britain, and Colombia. ..."