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Google joins forces with edX in online education

Online search engine giant Google will team with edX, an online educational venture started by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as a contributor to open source platform Open edX, which allows teachers to develop education software.

Google also will assist in developing, a website that will enable educators, businesses and institutions to create online courses.

A MOOC refers to massive open online courses-or classes open to large audiences through the Internet.

According to Slate, edX President Anant Agarwal said could become “the YouTube of MOOCs.”