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Georgetown joins venture to provide courses worldwide

Millions sign up for service begun at Harvard, MIT

WASHINGTON — Georgetown University is joining one of the most prominent ventures in online higher education, a Web platform known as edX that provides courses from elite schools to a global audience for free.

The addition of Georgetown to edX marks the latest development in a fast-growing movement that aspires to connect the ivory tower to the world.

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