EdX is a global open education and learning platform.
Founded by both Harvard and the MIT, edX welcomes about 20 million users, with the help of the top universities in the world and industry-leading companies. EdX is a non profit, working to transform education on a global scale, by abolishing barriers to access, the main one being it of price, but also making education accessible anywhere in the world through an online portal.
You get to choose your program, learn things at your pace, earn a valuable credential, advance your career, or even pursue a full master’s degree.
Allowing you to learn on your own terms, edX provides the highest quality of education possible. The non-profit tries to accompany you throughout every step of the learning process, including job-seeking, but also changing fields, trying out for a new promotion, or just exploring your interests. The topics of the classes available on edX range from data and computer science to leadership and communications. You also get to study many other different subjects, such as computer science, languages, engineering, psychology, writing, electronics, biology, or marketing. It’s time for a change, anything is possible.
Since edX was founded by universities, it is a non-profit, and that is really important to the ethos of the website. It is not only a non-profit, but also open source. The platform for open source is called Open edX. Thanks to it, you can build learning tools and contribute new features to the platform, benefitting every user.
All of the team of edX has a presentation profile on the website, allowing you to get to know personally your teachers and mentors.
Working with universities, edX is also empowering research on pedagogy and learning. The platform allows for experimentation. Amongst, its 120 partnered universities, edX counts Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, UC Berkeley, and the University of Texas. The crop of the crop is at your fingertips.
The MicroMasters programs are a series of graduate level courses from top universities designed to advance your career in particular. Thanks to them, you will get a deep learning experience in whichever specific career field you’re interested in and will be recognized by employers for the real job relevance of the program. You may even apply to the university offering credit for the MicroMasters program certificate and pursue an accelerated and less expensive Master’s Degree. The program is recognized by top companies such as Walmart, IBM, Volvo, Adobe, Bloomberg, Ford, or pwc, amongst many others. Graduates from the program have gathered many successful stories, presented on the websites.