Douglas Hicks, Colgate provost and dean of faculty (left), and Pat Reynolds, Hamilton vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty, are spearheading the schools’ edX partnership. (Photo by Erica Hasenjager)
Colgate University and Hamilton College jointly announced today their partnership as new contributing members in the nonprofit online learning platform edX.
Founded by Harvard University and MIT, edX currently offers more than 150 courses in many areas of study, including the arts and humanities, public health, law, math, and computer science. Its focus is to to open up access to the world’s best education globally, improve on-campus education, and conduct research to enhance teaching and learning.
Colgate and Hamilton are joining edX along with several major foundations and other global organizations. Among those are Osaka University (Japan), Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Spain), International Monetary Fund, Learning by Giving Foundation (Buffet family philanthropy), The Linux Foundation, and The Smithsonian Institution.