An innovator who is changing the face of higher education as we know it will speak Wednesday at Purdue University, Boiler Station reports.

Anant Agarwal is founder and president of edX, a nonprofit venture that specializes in open-source education solutions, including massive open online courses — or MOOCs. Agarwal, an engineering and computer science professor at MIT, will present a lecture called “Reinventing Education” as part of Purdue’s Presidential Lecture Series.

When edX was founded as an open-source entity by MIT and Harvard University in 2012, the mission was to increase access to high-quality education, regardless...

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