The University of Michigan Joins edX

The University of Michigan (U-M), a founding partner in Coursera, is joining the edX consortium this month.

This university will use the name MichiganX and will launch at least 20 new courses on edX during the next two years. The first one will be titled “Finance for Everyone: Smart Tools for Decision-Making”, and it is scheduled for April 5, 2016. The coming two courses will focus on learning analytics and data science ethics.

U-M’s relationship with Coursera will continue, along with the existing one with NovoEd.

Leaders at U-M say edX adds yet another opportunity for faculty to experiment in the digital space.