Rice to offer professional education courses for a fee on typically free MOOC platform

rice-edx-educationThanks to universities looking to diversify [and monetize] their online offerings, edX is starting to host for-credit, for-a-fee, and job market-targeted courses to recent graduates.

One of the first institutions to embark on this new level of course on edX, Rice University will offer three professional education courses in conjunction with the online education provider.

Subjects will include energy sustainability, laboratory safety and health care in the digital environment, and the courses will begin in 2015 or 2016.

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