Doane joins edX in global online education

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CRETE, Neb. -- Doane University has become the newest member of the non-profit online learning and open online course provider edX. was founded in 2012 by Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard with the mission of offering free educational access to students across the globe.

EdX’s global partner network is comprised of more than 130 institutions and organizations including MIT, Harvard, UC Berkeley, Microsoft and Amazon Web Services.

Doane’s online courses and programs will live under the moniker DoaneX on

DoaneX will provide Doane courses-- some free, and some tuition-bearing-- to students worldwide.

The first DoaneX program to launch is a Professional Certificate program in Lifestyle Medicine, involving therapeutic use of lifestyle and diet in the prevention and treatment of lifestyle-related chronic disease, a program which will provide health care professionals around the world with continuing medical education.

Enrollment is open today and information is available online.

Professional Certificate programs on edX are a series of courses designed to build and enhance critical professional skills needed to succeed in today's most in-demand fields, such as Lifestyle Medicine.

"Both edX and Doane University are committed to increasing access to high-quality education to learners everywhere, and we are thrilled to welcome them to our global partner community," said edX CEO and MIT Professor Anant Agarwal. "Our over 14 million global learners will greatly benefit from the offerings available from Doane on edX, including a Professional Certificate program the in-demand field of Lifestyle Medicine."

“We are thrilled to be part of edX,” said Doane University President Jacque Carter. “Doane’s association with edX brings with it new opportunities to serve students internationally. We are committed to the value of campuses on a human scale and are nimble in our ability to adapt to market-driven educational needs of students around the world. We are confident that our contributions will impact the edX learner community in a positive way,” said Carter.

“I see our edX membership not only as a smart business decision, but also a boost to Doane’s global growth and its academic reputation,” Carter added. “We are serious about reaching out past the borders of Nebraska, and even past national borders in welcoming new students to Doane.”