Classes at liberal arts colleges bring to mind groups of students bunched around a wooden table, batting around big ideas with a professor. That tradition would seem at odds with the new trend in higher education, opening courses to the masses via the Internet. Now, a new partnership involving Wellesley College is seeking to bridge the two worlds. EdX, the on-line education provider founded by Harvard and MIT, plans to announce Tuesday that the women’s school has joined its growing roster.
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