- 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:
- Free & Paid. Mostly scheduled courses with some self-paced. Learning pathways.
- 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
MOOC Platform EdX
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