UT System to Forge Partnership with EdX

Updated, 12:30 pm: As expected the University of Texas System Board of Regents unanimously approved a new systemwide partnership with edX, a provider of massive open online courses, on Monday.

In a press conference afterward, system leaders said that they had committed to contributing one course by summer 2013 and four by fall 2013. Gene Powell, chairman of the board of regents, said that if the system developed more than four courses that could meet their standards, they would not be limited in how many they can offer.

The system will invest $5 million in edX, which UT System ...

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