Monday, March 16, 2015

News, Alexandria: Bibliotheca Alexandrina joins edX online Education Program

Bibliotheca Alexandrina has joined the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s edX online learning program, signing an agreement by which the historic library and museum would open its educational materials to online users for free via the program’s website.

The library’s chief, Ismail Serag Eddin, said that based on the agreement, the library will provide the edX’s website with free courses and lectures in Arabic and English for researchers and students from all over the world.

“We are pleased to announce that the Library of Alexandria, one of the world’s most renowned libraries and historic institutions, has joined edX as a Contributing Member,” Johannes Heinlein, edX’s partnerships official, wrote on the program’s website. MIT, in collaboration with Harvard University, launched edX in 2012 as a free source of educational material provided by 60 world universities and institutions.

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