edX has only one mission from its conception, and that is to spread quality education for every student. Every person who wishes to learn is a student, and there is no age for learning something new. Every student who has the desire to get knowledge should be given the opportunity to study their choice of subject. edX wishes to provide high-quality education for all such eager students across the world. It enhances the quality and means of education both in the campus and also online for those seeking distance education online. They can also gain from advanced research options available.
edX was founded in 2012 by MIT and Harvard University to provide students with the best-advanced learning options. Since then it has grown to be the world’s biggest online site for learning best courses from the topmost universities of the world. It has 90 global partners, including leading universities and institutions extending their learning programs to students who wish to study in any part of the world. Members of edX have always found a place in the QS World University Rankings, and the founders have always received the top honours in education.
Why choose edX?
There is no barrier to education when you choose edX. No matter you hail from which part of the world or what subject you are interested in, edX always has an option for you. From learning new languages or enrolling in engineering, psychology or marketing, edX has various courses for you to choose from and start learning. Students here hail from all countries of the world as this is the most widely chosen online learning destination. Moreover, the quality of education here has the guarantee of the best colleges and universities in the world. edX is also a non-profit MOOC provider, something you can rarely find. It is an open source platform where the courses are freely available. Here, technology and education come hand in hand to create advanced solutions for students everywhere.
edX also provides options for students to research on pedagogy. It is a kind of advanced study on learning various subjects. Students can benefit from an advanced online platform to conduct their experiments and surveys and study the methods and tools by which educators teach best. They can assess the course data and evaluate how students learn and respond to techniques and topics to improve the courses and overall educational methods for even better learning experience. After all, edX not only provides learning opportunities for students but also aims to enhance the quality of teaching and learning experience.
edX has partnerships with the best institutions in the world who are committed to excellence in learning and teaching. Over 52 million students from across the globe are enrolled in more than 2000 courses in all streams of education. edX forms regular partnerships with various schools, colleges and universities to provide a variety of streams and subjects to interested students. It partners with academic institutions, NGOs, national governments and multi-national companies to let students benefit from several educational programs. edX looks forward to partner with any institution wishing to extend its educational services. Some of the most well-known members of edX are:-
• Harvard University
• Massachusetts Institute of Technology
• University of California, Berkeley
• University of Texas
• University of Adelaide
• Boston University
• Arizona State University
• Columbia University
• The University of Queensland
• Dartmouth College
• The Georgia Institute of Technology
• Imperial College London
• Princeton University
• Rice University
• The University of California, San Diego
• The University of Edinburgh
• University of Oxford
• University of Notre Dame
• University of Michigan
• Wellesley College
Courses and Programs
edX offers a variety of courses in all possible streams of subjects like archaeology, art, life sciences, business, computer, chemistry, data analysis, statistics, design, economics and finance, engineering, education, teacher training, electronics, environmental studies, languages, literature, law, nutrition, music, philosophy, medicine, social sciences, etc.
Three kinds of courses can be taken from edX:-
• MicroMasters Program- these are graduate level programs from various universities. These are designed to enhance your learning in a specific field of study and job prospects. Students can get enrolled in any MicroMasters Certificate program by the universities that offer credits for them.
• Professional Certificate programs- these are specific courses designed to enhance your professional skills to make you more efficient and specific at work. These are designed by industry leaders and educators to sharpen skills of students in the areas mostly in demand in the professional sector.
• XSeries programs- these certificate programs allow students to gain a more in-depth knowledge of various interesting, offbeat as well as in-demand subjects.
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