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Chinese Universities Collaborate To Launch Portal for Blended Learning MOOCs on EdX Platform

A consortium of Chinese universities will launch the country's largest online learning portal, XuetangX (SchoolX), using the edX platform.

The massive open online course (MOOC) and blended learning portal will feature courses from "leading universities" in an effort to "increase Chinese students' access to quality education using cutting-edge online technology,  while transforming learning on Chinese campuses and enhancing inter-university collaboration," according to a news release.

Participating universities include:

"The institutions that have joined together today are among the leading universities in China with a long history of offering the highest quality education," said Anant Agarwal, president of edX, in a prepared statement. "Their choice of the edX open source platform for XuetangX is a vote of confidence in our global partners' efforts to build a world-wide movement to improve education."

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