Dartmouth joins online learning platform

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HANOVER, N.H. (AP) - Dartmouth College will offer its first “massive open online course” in the fall, with three more to follow.

The Ivy League school in Hanover said Thursday it has joined edX, a non-profit online learning platform that provides courses from elite colleges for a mass audience. Students of any age in any location can take courses free of charge without academic credit.

Dartmouth President Phil Hanlon says joining edX will allow Dartmouth faculty to discover news ways to teach that will take Dartmouth classrooms to the world.

Edx was founded by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2012 and includes more than 30 colleges and universities offering nearly 130 courses.

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