Georgetown Joins edX

Georgetown University has partnered with massive open online course (MOOC) provider edX. Although over 200 schools have inquired about joining edX, Georgetown is only the sixth to be admitted into the non-profit organization.

The university, the oldest Catholic and Jesuit school in the U.S., will begin distributing courses through edX by fall 2013. While the specific classes that will be offered through "GoergtownX" have yet to be determined, university officials have said that they expect to build MOOCs in social sciences and the humanities and will draw on the university's strengths in international relations, law, public policy.

The addition of Georgetown comes just days after Wellesley College announced that it had been selected to join edX. In October the University of Texas system joined edX and became the largest higher education institution to offer MOOCs, and in July the University of California-Berkley joined MIT and Harvard to become the third edX university.

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