Harvard and MIT Team Up with Google for Online Classes

And they're free!


The free online learning initiative overseen by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Tuesday added a technology giant as a partner: Google.

EdX, a nonprofit Harvard-MIT venture that provides online college courses for the masses, said Google has agreed to help develop its open-source software platform. That year-old platform, based at, offers dozens of courses from elite higher education institutions around the world. One of the partners is Georgetown University.