Our main goal in our DartmouthX courses is to take what we learn from open online education and apply those lessons (and digital materials) to our core residential classes.

Sign up for free for online DartmouthX classes on the edX site: https://www.edx.org/school/dartmouthx

DartmouthX Goals

  • Expand access to learning for everyone, including Dartmouth lifelong learners
  • Enhance the Dartmouth liberal arts model of teaching and learning
  • Advance teaching and learning through research, experimentation and collaboration

The large numbers of lifelong learners in DartmouthX generates lots of data on what works (and what doesn’t) with digital learning, enabling Dartmouth faculty to take advantage of a global learning community to improve the materials and techniques used in our residential courses.

MOOCS (Massive Open Online Courses) through Dartmouth

These courses, taught by Dartmouth faculty through edX, can be audited free. You can also choose to receive a verified certificate for a small fee. 

Current and Past DartmouthX Courses:

  • Introduction to Environmental Science
  • Introduction to Italian Opera
  • Introduction to German Opera
  • The Engineering of Structures Around Us
  • The American Renaissance: Classic Literature of the 19th Century
  • Question Reality! Science, Philosophy, and the Search for Meaning
  • Retail Management

Upcoming DartmouthX Courses:

  • Free Will, Attention, Top-Down Causation, and Consciousness in the Brain
  • Bipedalism: The Evolution of Upright Walking
  • Omnichannel Strategy and Management
  • John Milton’s Paradise Lost
  • Materials in Gear
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine