About 100,000 students have signed up for Harvard University’s first free online courses, computer science and a course adapted from the Harvard School of Public Health’s classes in epidemiology and biostatics, according to the university. The online courses, part of a joint venture called edX, begin Monday. Harvard provost Alan Garber said Friday that the free courses are part of an effort to educate people worldwide, and that the effort will help improve education on Harvard’s own campus.
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