Dartmouth, an Ivy League institution founded in 1769, is recognized globally for providing students with an outstanding undergraduate and graduate education. Dartmouth is home to some of the finest teacher-scholars in higher education across its Faculty of Arts & Sciences, the Geisel School of Medicine, the Thayer School of Engineering, and the Tuck School of Business.
Dartmouth shares our mission to improve access to education and is eager to take their classrooms to the world. With 1.8 million students on the edX platform, Dartmouth’s teaching excellence will now be available to people of all ages and backgrounds, from every country in the world.
EdX is also particularly pleased to have another partner that is committed to using new technologies to research ways to improve educational outcomes online and on campus. Dartmouth will join with other consortium members to leverage the big data produced by students using edX courses to improve effective teaching and learning.
Dartmouth will offer its first MOOC in fall 2014 with three more to follow. The courses will be taught by Dartmouth faculty with substantial support from the Dartmouth-wide community including Academic Computing and Dartmouth’s Library. This institution-wide effort is an example of Dartmouth’s broad commitment and reflects the enthusiasm of faculty, staff and administration for improving access and educational outcomes on their campus and around the world.
By Dan O’Connell, Communications Director, edX