Trinity College has joined with edX, one of the world’s leading online course platforms, to offer online courses to students around the world. Founded by MIT and Harvard in 2012, edX has a three-pronged mission centered on increasing access to education, improving the quality of education on campuses and online, and researching ways to advance teaching and learning.

Under the name of TrinityX, Trinity will host noncredit course content on two levels: as a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), with an open enrollment available to any interested participant, and as a Small Private Online Course (SPOC), with a closed enrollment structure that may be targeted to a specific audience – for example, alumni or high school students wanting to sample Trinity’s course offerings.