Currently EdX has 32 universities that are member of the xConsortium. EdX noticed a growing demand from foundations, NGO's, business and universities to offer courses on edx.org. After quiet some discussion with the consortium we have decided on a new membership structure:
EdX, the not-for-profit online learning initiative composed of the 32 charter members of the xConsortium, today announced a new expanded membership structure that will enable additional universities and colleges, foundations and other global organizations to join the edX community. These new members will supplement the distinguished group of colleges and universities that currently make up the xConsortium. The expansion comes in response to increasing demand from edX students for a broader array of courses, along with growing interest from academic and non-academic institutions to offer a diverse set of high quality courses to a global audience on edx.org and through the expanding network of edX open source partners.
Charter members: The current 32 members of the xConsortium. Charter members will continue to direct edX's strategy, while driving its three-part mission: to increase access to the world's best education globally, improve on-campus education, and conduct research to enhance teaching and learning.
Members: A carefully selected group of schools, corporations, non-profits, NGO's and other quality course builders. New members are vetted by edX to insure that they are aligned with the edX not-for-profit mission to provide global access to high quality online courses and improve teaching and learning both on-campus and online. We are looking for new members who will add to the diversity and global reach of edX course content.
The new members that have joined EdX today are:
- Colleges and Universities
- Colgate University
- Hamilton College
- OpenCourseWare Consortium
- Osaka University
- Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
- Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
- Other institutions
- International Monetary Fund
- Inter-American Development Bank
- Learning by Giving Foundation (Buffett family philanthropy)
- The Linux Foundation
- The Smithsonian Institution
- Television Educativa, Secretaria de Educacion Publica, Mexico
EdX will carefully review all courses offered by contributing members to ensure that they meet our standards for quality and academic rigor. EdX will not sacrifice quality for quantity of courses.
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