Educational Technology

September 26, 2013

Google Partners with edX to Create ‘YouTube for MOOCs’

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:40 am

by Julia Lawrence, Education News

Online education consortium edX is teaming up with Google to bring MOOCs to the masses. Bigger masses, that is. Google is committing to helping the online education non-profit, which was originally founded by Harvard University and MIT, to create a portal website that both partners hope will become a YouTube for MOOCs. The site will be hosted at an easy-to-remember web address – Will Oremus of Slate Magazine reports that the website will rely on the same web platform already being used by other edX schools. However, unlike other edX courses that are chiefly limited to students from offering and partner universities, anyone with an internet connection will be able to take advantage of the courses offered on the new website.

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