Provost and Dean of the College Andy Shennan shares Wellesley's vision and hopes for online education.
Wellesley College joins edX.
On December 4, 2012, Wellesley College introduced WellesleyX, the newest member of the Harvard-MIT online learning collaborative edX. Wellesley is the first liberal arts college to join the collaborative, and also the first women’s college to offer massive open online courses (MOOCs).
“I am pleased that Wellesley will bring a much-needed liberal arts perspective to the rapidly developing online learning environment,” Wellesley College President Kim Bottomly said in a statement to the Wellesley Community this morning. According to President Bottomly, the College will approach WellesleyX as an experiment. “What we learn over the next few years has the potential to help us advance undergraduate education.”
WellesleyX will initially offer four courses, which are yet to be determined, beginning in the fall of 2013. The courses will be hosted on edX’s platform, www.edx.org. These pages will contain more information as details are developed; see our frequently asked questions to learn more now.
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