Newswise — WELLESLEY, Massachusetts — On May 11, 2015, Colgate University, Davidson College, Hamilton College, and Wellesley College announced the formation of a new consortium focused on online teaching and learning in the liberal arts. The four leading liberal arts institutions entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish a consortium that will promote joint educational and technological collaboration concerning the exploration of the role of edX, as well as other online platforms and technologies in learning and pedagogy. The four schools, which are among the first liberal arts colleges to offer MOOCS and experiment with blended learning, will share research and data concerning the educational value and lessons learned from the creation and delivery of online courses, modules, and open educational resources.