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Anant Agarwal, CEO, edX, and Professor, MIT

Today we announce that the University of Pennsylvania has joined edX as a Charter Member. We are honored to welcome Penn to edX. As one of the first institutions in the world to offer MOOCs, Penn is closely aligned with the edX mission to increase access to education, improve learning both on campus and online, and conduct research into learning. Like edX, Penn is focused on inclusion, innovation and impact, and the university plans to leverage our open source platform to explore new ways of presenting content online and to continue to improve the learning experience.

Additionally, with courses now offered on edX.org, Penn will be able to provide high-quality online education to the more than 4 million edX learners worldwide. “Expanding access to higher education remains the highest priority at Penn and is the foremost goal of our Open Learning Initiative. Penn is thrilled to partner with edX, which will allow us to share our high-quality learning opportunities with edX’s group of online learners,” said Edward Rock, director of Open Course Initiatives and Saul A. Fox Distinguished Professor of Business Law at Penn.

The first Penn MOOCs on edX are expected to launch in the coming months, and include the Wharton School’s “Analyzing Global Trends for Business and Society,” “Intellectual Property Law and Policy” from Penn’s Law School and “Going Out on a Limb: The Anatomy of the Upper Limb” from the Perelman School of Medicine at Penn.

We look forward to sharing more information about Penn courses with our global learning community. Please join us in welcoming Penn, a pioneer in online learning, to edX!


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