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MOOC Platform EdX

Free online courses from the world’s best universities.

General Information

Best for
High School students, Higher Education students, Professional, General interest
Sciences, Technology, Arts & Humanities, IT, Social Sciences, Business, Education
Type of learning
Mostly academic with some professional education courses
Course type
Interactive videos
Most courses are offered in English
Learning pathways
Mobile Apps
iOS & Android

EdX offers interactive online classes and MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) from the world’s top universities, colleges and organizations. With more than 90 global partners, EdX currently has 2,300+ faculty and staff teaching over 950 courses. Courses are free with the exception of professional education courses.

In addition to individual courses, edX also offers Xseries, Professional Certificate Programs and MicroMasters (See our Guide - EdX MicroMasters, XSeries & Professional Certificate Programs).

The course format includes tools, videos and game-like labs. EdX is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts and is a non-profit initiative created by founding partners Harvard and MIT.

Tools & Features
  • 950+ courses (free & paid)
  • 90+ partner institutions
  • Demo course
  • Interactive videos
  • Downloadable video segments in some courses
  • Video transcripts
  • XSeries: series of courses in a specific subject
  • Learning dashboard
  • Peer-to-peer social learning tools
  • Course discussion forums
  • In-person meet-ups
  • Mobile apps - iOS & Android
Verified certificates: (Minimum cost $50 to $150) Certifies that you have successfully completed your edX course and verifies your identity through your photo and ID. Verified certificates are only available in some courses and are available for a fee that varies by course. Check your individual course details for more information. Honor code certificates are available in others. With the exception of professional education courses, all edX courses can be audited for free. If you audit a verified certificate course and pass, you will not receive a verified certificate, but you can participate in any or all activities and exams.

edx also offers an Online Master of Science in Analytics Degree by Georgia Tech

Course Info

Course Cost
Both Free & Paid Courses
Skill Type
  1. Academic
  2. Business Skills
  3. Technical Skills
  4. Language Skills
Course Type
  1. MOOCs
Course Format
  1. Scheduled
  2. On-Demand
Course Language
  1. English
  2. French
  3. German
  4. Italian
  5. Portuguese
  6. Russian
  7. Spanish
  8. Arabic
  9. Chinese
  10. Japanese
  11. Korean
  12. Turkish
  1. ID Verified Certificates (Paid)
  2. University Credits
  3. Degrees
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Latest reviews

Course format
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loved the structured videos . i learned & gained certificates from Edx through which i got hike in my job
Number of courses
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Partner Institutions
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Course format
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Social tools & features
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Interface usability
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Pros: Good choice of in depth courses
High quality partner institutions
High school courses
Good, clean interface
Cons: Unwieldy discussion forums
Most courses are offered in English only
EdX offers a broad selection of in depth quality courses with a particular focus on science & technology based subjects.
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