edX is a joint partnership between Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) and Harvard University to begin providing global, free-open-source, online learning content and courses offerred at M.I.T. and Harvard, Course content will include "self-paced learning, online discussion groups, wiki-based collaborative learning, assessment of learning as a student progresses through a course, and online laboratories." Certificates of course completion will be offered to those students that succeed in completing all course work. Data collected from online learning courses will be studied to help make improvements to the Online Learning and Teaching platform. Their first course: M.I.T's "Introduction to Circuits and Electronics" began earlier this year with more courses to follow.
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