The First DartmouthX Online Courses Announced
The College has selected five faculty members to lead Dartmouth into the world of open online courses through the edX platform.
The first course—an introduction to environmental science that is scheduled to launch in early 2015—will be taught by Professor Andrew Friedland, who holds the Richard and Jane Pearl Professorship in Environmental Studies.
Courses to come include engineering of structural forms, taught by Associate Engineering Professor Vicki May; an introduction to opera, taught by Professor Steve Swayne, chair of the music department; and a course in 19th century American literature taught by Professor Don Pease, the Ted and Helen Geisel Third Century Professor in the Humanities, and James “Jed” Dobson, a lecturer in writing.
“EdX offers an exciting opportunity to share the unparalleled teaching of Dartmouth faculty, like professors Andrew Friedland, Vicki May, Steve Swayne, Don Pease and Jed Dobson, with a wider audience,” Interim Vice Provost Lindsay Whaley says.
To read more about graduate faculty teaching online courses, see Dartmouth Now.
photo by Eli Burakian ’00