edX is a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) provider and online learning platform. EdX was created for students and institutions that seek to transform themselves through cutting-edge technologies, innovative pedagogy, and rigorous courses.
edX aim is to become a leading resource for learners and learning worldwide by staying focused on the goals and principles set forth when forming edX:
- Expand access to education for everyone
- Enhance teaching and learning on campus and online
- Advance teaching and learning through research
- Open source platform
- Financially sustainable
It hosts online university-level courses in a wide range of disciplines to a worldwide audience at no charge. It also conducts research into learning based on how people use its platform. edX differs from other MOOC platforms, such as Coursera and Udacity, in that it is nonprofit and runs on an open-source software platform.
edX courses consist of weekly learning sequences. Each learning sequence is composed of short (an average of 10 minutes each) videos interspersed with interactive learning exercises where students can immediately practice the concepts from the videos. The courses often include tutorial videos that are similar to small on-campus discussion groups, an online textbook, and an online discussion forum where students can post and review questions and comments to each other and teaching assistants. Where applicable, online laboratories are incorporated into the course.
edX offers certificates of successful completion, but does not offer course credit.
It’s free, you can access the website anytime you like within the week, they are being partnered by top world-class universities like Harvard University, MIT.
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