Thursday, February 21, 2013

ANU First Australian University to Join edX e-Learning Consortium

The Australian National University (ANU) announced it has joined the edX on-line course consortium ("ANU joins edX online education revolution", 21 February 2013). edX was originally set up by MIT and Harvard University to provide Massive Open On-line Courses (MOOCs). ANU Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Young announced the first two ANUx courses would be Astrophysics by Nobel Laureate Professor Brian Schmidt and Engaging India by Dr McComas Taylor. Also I have offered to prepare a MOOC version of my award winning ICT Sustainability course, which has been run on-line at ANU since 2009 and uses an open access e-book, but I am no Nobel Laureate, or Sanskrit scholar. ;-)

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