edX teams with Google for free online courses

The free online learning initiative overseen by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology last week added technology giant Google as a partner, writes Nick Anderson for The Washington Post.

edX, a non-profit Harvard-MIT venture that provides online college courses for the masses, said Google has agreed to help develop its open source software platform. That year-old platform, based at edx.org, offers dozens of courses from elite higher education institutions around the world.

In addition, Google and edX plan to team up on another website, called http://MOOC.org to host free courses from universities, businesses, governments and others.
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