McGill, uToronto new members of edX

February 21, 2013

The University of Toronto and McGill University have signed on with edX, a US-based, non-profit massive open online course (MOOC) venture founded last year by Harvard University and MIT. edX has so far enrolled more than 700,000 students from 192 countries. It is one of 3 US startups (the others being Coursera and Udacity) pouring tens of millions of dollars into online platforms that some expect could revolutionize PSE access. uToronto, which is already a member of Coursera, will offer 4 edX courses this year. McGill studied a range of options before settling on edX. "It was the emphasis that edX was putting on the ability to learn something about improving on-campus education from this kind of experiment that really attracted us," says McGill's provost. McGill News Release | Globe and Mail