edX, a non-profit Massively Open Online Course (MOOC) provider founded by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University, has recently announced that fifteen more universities have decided to offer MOOCs through the program.
The edX program was created one year ago with the goal of helping colleges use technology to reevaluate campus education and deliver enhanced online courses.
Over 900,000 people have registered with edX over the past year and its leaders stated that it was on track for financial sustainability, despite offering these courses for free. The edX program plans to generate revenue by selling certificates to students that successfully complete courses and charging licensing fees to colleges that teach courses based on its videos.
The recent additions have raised the number of participating universities from 12 to 27. Five of the institutions are from the United States, including Cornell University and Davidson College, along with six in Asia, three in Europe, and one in Australia.
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