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UW partners with not-for-profit edX to offer free online courses

In another attempt to help expand university-level instruction access on a wide scale, the University of Washington announced a new partnership Tuesday with edX, an online learning platform founded by MIT and Harvard that provides Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs. MOOCs are online courses that use streamed lectures, auto-graded exams and peer-led collaboration to bring free courses from elite… Read More

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Coursera to distribute free online courses from the UW and 11 other universities

The University of Washington and 11 other universities will begin free distribution of some  courses through Coursera, the online education platform started by Stanford Computer Science Professors Daphne Koller and Andrew Ng. The University of Washington is in the final stages of choosing which courses will be available via Coursera, but the state’s largest higher educational institution… Read More