Dartmouth College announced on Thursday it has joined edX a nonprofit online learning platform founded by Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The partnership underscores the College’s commitment to use of technology in teaching and learning. Through edX’s online platform, students of any age anywhere can take courses free of charge without academic credit from some of the world’s finest universities, including Dartmouth. EdX launched in 2012 and has nearly 130 courses and 1.8 million users. As a member of edX, Dartmouth will offer its first massive open online courses (MOOC) in the fall 2014, with three more to follow.