In December 2012, Wellesley College became the first liberal arts college to join the edX learning collaborative, and also the first women’s college to offer massive open online courses (MOOCs). In February 2014, WellesleyX continued with its second course, HIST229x: Was Alexander Great? The Life, Leadership and Legacies of History's Greatest Warrior, taught by Guy MacLean Rogers, Mildred Lane Kemper Professor of History and Classical Studies.
Next up: Shakespeare: On the Page and in Performance taught by Professor of English Yu Jin Ko and Senior Lecturer in Theatre Studeies Diego Arciniegas; and Introduction to Global Sociology taught by Assistant Professor of Sociology Smitha Radhakrishnan, assisted by Kalina Deng '14.
All courses are hosted on the edX platform and are free of charge. Register today!
“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. 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.”