Online Learning Platform, edX, Goes International With The Addition Of Six New Schools
Online Learning Platform, edX, Goes International With The Addition Of Six New Schools
                                       

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Would you like to invoke the authority of Harvard the next time you debate authors’ rights or file-sharing? You might have your chance thanks to a new 12-week copyright course that seeks to mimic the experience of a Harvard law school class. The course, offered via open source learning platform...
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