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As TokyoTechX, the Tokyo Institute of Technology will offer MOOCs, which incorporate latest research findings, to deepen students’ understanding of science and engineering and to reach learners around the world. The first MOOC by Professor Kei Hirose, Director of the Earth-Life Science Institute at Tokyo Tech, is planned for the Q3 2015.

Tokyo Tech’s partnership with edX is part of its university-wide launch of a new educational system. In addition to MOOCs offered on edx.org, Tokyo Tech will be developing SPOCs (small private online courses) that will be incorporated into blended classrooms—using the “flipped classroom” format— specifically for Tokyo Tech residential students to create a high-quality learning environment on campus as well as online.

We look forward to bringing you more news about TokyoTechX course offerings in the future. Please join me in welcoming Tokyo Tech.

By Johannes Heinlein, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships