POSTED: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 12:00pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 5:20pm
AUSTIN, Texas — Through a nonprofit provider of free online content, the University of Texas at Austin will offer nine massive open online courses in the coming year, officials announced Monday.
The courses, open to anyone anywhere, include titles like "Introduction to Globalization," "Energy Technology & Policy," "Jazz Appreciation" and "Mathematics and Effective Thinking."
Four of the courses offered through the partnership will be available in fall 2013, and another five will come online in spring 2014.
In October 2012, the University of Texas System entered into a partnership with edX, which began in early 2012 as a joint venture between Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. At the time, the system committed to providing the service five courses by the end of 2013.
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