EdX is a not-for-profit joint venture between Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to offer online versions of their classes and those of other universities.
At the same time, edX will support Harvard and MIT faculty in conducting research on teaching and learning on campus through tools that enrich classroom and laboratory experiences.
The goal of this initiative is to create a global community of online learners while improving education for everyone.
To learn more about edX, visit http://www.edxonline.org.
Press Conference of edX