Called XuetangX, or SchoolX, it will be the largest online learning initiative in the country, edX said.

Earlier this week, edX also announced that it was collaborating with the French Ministry of Education in a similar deal, providing its open source learning platform as part of the French digital learning initiative, France Université Numerique.

“We are hopeful that this is the beginning of a trend and that the edX platform will continue to grow in usage and application in other countries, and states, and so on,” Heinlein said. “That is very much our hope.”

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