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Princeton Joins edX as a Charter Member

Today, we are proud to welcome Princeton University to edX. Recently ranked the #1 National University by U.S. News and World Report, Princeton is joining edX as a charter member. Princeton will launch their edX course offerings with MOOCs in social sciences and engineering.

As Princeton continues to broaden its online teaching and learning efforts, they join edX looking forward to connecting with our millions of global learners and providing them an opportunity to take high-quality courses offered by their distinguished faculty.

Princeton’s first edX MOOCs are now open for enrollment: Making Government Work in Hard Places will be taught by Professor Jennifer Widner, and The Art of Structural Engineering: Bridges will be taught by Professor Maria Garlock.

“We’re joining a consortium of edX member universities whose primary mission is expanding access to education and advancing it through research,” said Jeff Himpele, director for teaching initiatives and programs at the University’s McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning. “There are a number of faculty at Princeton who want to do research on open online courses and others who will be able to enhance their teaching on campus by analyzing student learning in online environments connected with their courses.”

Princeton will also experiment with the edX open-source platform, Open edX, as they design and develop custom sites for courses offered on their campus.

Please join us in welcoming Princeton to edX. And we look forward to sharing news about more upcoming Princeton MOOCs in the near future.


Making Government Work in Hard Places – PrincetonX – October 21, 2015

In Making Government Work in Hard Places, learners will examine leaders who have worked to create better environments and organizations around the globe and the inherent challenges they have faced. Additionally, learners will consider how to generate change in difficult situations and places around the world.


The Art of Structural Engineering – PrincetonX – January 2016

In this engineering course, learners will delve into design, form and engineering and learn how to build and evaluate structures.