The edX platform is built so teachers can deliver education at scale that is equal to or better than learning on campus. The open source software, Open edX, is designed to be
can continually improve the platform through collaboration with educators and technologists around the world, so more people can have access.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO LEARN WITH edX?
Video and text materials interspersed with activities to assess knowledge and practice skills.
Guided peer interaction to share knowledge and experience, and learn by explaining concepts to others.
Self-graded problems, multiple attempts, and answer prompts to verify and reinforce learning.
Online forum discussion and peer-to-peer conversations, moderators, and support community interaction.
Short, playable videos and downloadable translation demos in multiple languages.
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT
In 2012, MIT offered its first massively open online course (MOOC), which dealt with circuits and electronics. The course was usually offered twice a year, to about 100 students each time who study on campus. The first time this course was offered on edX, available to students anywhere in the world for free, more than 155,000 students from 162 countries enrolled in the course, of which more than 7,200 passed this rigorous MIT Course.
It would take an MIT professor more than 35 years to teach the same course to the same number of students This number of students face-to-face.
As of September 2019, this course has reached almost 500,000 students enrolled.
Biomedical Engineering faculty at Harvard University
The appeal of CS50, Harvard's Introduction to Computer Science course, is universal. It is the most popular course both on college campuses and on edX. Today, this course is being used in classes around the world as far away as Burkina Faso, as part of the curriculum at the Burkina Faso Institute of Technology. These students join the more than 4 million edX students who have taken courses from the university's program on the platform, HarvardX.
Highlights of edX Courses
+ 24 million
of students from all over the world are educated on the e-learning platform.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT and Harvard University launch edX in 2012.
The most prestigious universities and leading companies in the world offer their courses on edX.
2019 QS Reimagine Education Award Winner
in the employability category
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