University of Chicago joins edX

We are proud to announce that The University of Chicago has joined edX as our 34th Charter Member.

chicago-institution-960x195 One of the world’s premier academic and research institutions, the University of Chicago has driven new ways of thinking since its founding in 1890. Today, UChicago is an intellectual destination that draws inspired scholars to its Hyde Park and international campuses, keeping UChicago at the nexus of ideas that challenge and change the world.

UChicago scholars take an interdisciplinary approach to research that addresses important challenges across the academic spectrum. Their work transforms the way we understand the world, advancing—and creating—fields of study. Generating new knowledge for the benefit of present and future generations, UChicago research has had an impact around the globe, leading to such breakthroughs as discovering the link between cancer and genetics, establishing revolutionary theories of economics, and developing tools to produce reliably excellent urban schooling.

Future courses offered by UChicagoX will come from UChicago faculty widely lauded as some of the world’s greatest thinkers, at the undergraduate College and the four divisions and six professional schools within its Graduate program.

EdX and UChicago share common goals: increasing access to quality education, improving outcomes online and on campus, and improving pedagogy through research. UChicago has a long history of experimentation to improve educational outcomes through innovation. EdX is happy to have a new partner to help make new discoveries about what helps students learn and faculty teach. Read original post.