Open edX 2021 Conference Puts Spotlight on the Future of Online Education
edX CEO, Anant Agarwal, and VP of Open Learning at MIT, Sanjay Sarma, will headline the 2021 Open edX Conference on May 27th, 2021
edX and RIT Launch Universal Online Credit Pathway To Break Down Barriers to Graduate Learning
Driven by learner demand, Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) now accepts all edX MicroMasters® Programs towards its Master of Science in Professional Studies.
edX Named to Fast Company’s 2021 List of the World’s Most Innovative Companies
edX ranked No. 5 in the Education category for its MicroBachelors® Programs; recognized for transformative approach to skills-based, undergraduate learning for working adults
edX Passes 110 Million Total Global Enrollments, Up 29 Million Year-Over-Year
Edtech leader grew annual course enrollments 97% and new registrations 161% year over year in 2020; organization has built a global network of partners and contributors, remains only impact-focused open source learning platform.
edX expands Online Campus to bring free online learning essentials to higher education institutions
edX is pleased to introduce Online Campus Essentials, a free learning solution designed to meet the needs of colleges and universities that are facing resource and technology constraints in the wake of COVID-19.
Online Training Gaining in Importance as Open Source Field Grows in Demand
Open source technologies and talent are poised for growth, despite global economic impact of COVID-19, according to the 2020 Open Source Jobs Report
The Secret to Seriously Successful Remote Teams Isn’t So Serious
Leading experts who have taught at the Stanford Graduate School of Business combine science and humor in an edX Professional Certificate program designed to energize teams and bring joy to the virtual
edX’s MicroBachelors Program Skills Advisory Council Meets, Discusses Increased Need and Relevancy of Innovative Undergraduate Credential Program
Top voices from foundations, corporations and academic institutions convene to create impactful solutions for the future of work.
edX’s COVID-19 Response Demonstrates Momentum as Universities Address Challenge of Upcoming Semester
edX Online Campus Enables Nearly 400 Universities to Deliver Online Learning Since April, Closing Out Unprecedented Fully Remote Semester
As Global Learning Shifts Entirely Online, edX Promotes Dr. Nina Huntemann to Vice President of Learning
Key Addition to Executive Team Will Further edX’s Vision of Modular, Stackable Learning as a Solution for Schools, Corporations and Learners.
edX Launches Global Initiative to Help Universities Address ‘New Normal’ of Fully Remote Teaching and Learning
edX creates series of online events and course catalog, offered for free, to support academic community during COVID-19 pandemic
edX and Harvard Create Free Online Course on Ventilator Use to Address Urgent Need During COVID-19 Pandemic
Designed for front-line medical professionals that require training to operate the mechanical ventilators needed to treat COVID-19 patients
edX Launches MicroBachelors™ Programs, an Innovative Undergraduate-Level Credential That Will Transform the Future of Work and Higher Education
edX.org, the trusted platform for learning, today announced MicroBachelors™ Programs, the first credit-backed stackable credential, marking a significant milestone in online learning.
edX Promotes Adam Medros to President and Co-CEO, joining Founder and CEO Anant Agarwal to lead company
Founder and CEO, Agarwal, announces that Medros, formerly edX President and COO, will join him as President and co-CEO of edX, the trusted platform for learning
edX Announces Executive Team Appointments: Chief Commercial Officer, Chief Marketing Officer, Vice President of Engineering and Vice President of Product
edX.org, the trusted platform for learning, today announced the appointment of four new leadership roles, signaling an exciting time of growth for the Harvard and MIT founded nonprofit.
edX, ASU and MIT Announce Innovative Stackable Online Master of Science in Supply Chain Management
Collaboration creates world’s first stacked Master’s degree on edX.org from two top-ranked universities in the field
edX Survey Finds that Nearly Half of Consumers are not Comfortable asking their Employer to Contribute to Additional Learning Costs
Reskilling has become a clear necessity for the future of work, but it remains uncertain who is responsible for addressing this challenge
edX Launches New Master's Degrees in Partnership with Top-Ranked Universities
New online programs offer a high-quality, flexible master’s education at disruptive price points, that address today’s global skills gap
edX Survey Finds that about 1/3 of Americans ages 25 – 44 have Completely Changed Fields Since Starting their First Job Post-College
Results Uncover Strong Appetite for Career Shifts, Need for Continuous Education
Lumina Foundation Grants edX $900,000 to Create 30 New MicroMasters
Lumina Foundation recently awarded edX, the nonprofit online learning destination founded by Harvard and MIT, a grant of $900,000 to create 30 competency-based, low-cost, open-admissions MicroMasters
Learn First, Pay Later (or Never)
MIT and 13 other schools said they would offer online graduate-level courses for free, open to all. Students who finish the program, dubbed the "MicroMasters," and pass the final exams can get certifi
Baker-Polito Administration Announces Support for edX MicroMasters Programs
Today the Baker-Polito Administration and public higher education leaders announced support for the efforts of edX, a Massachusetts-based nonprofit online learning destination founded by Harvard and M
2016 Winners announced for The Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education
Today the winners were announced for the 2016 Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education, which honors innovation and has become one of the most prestigious educational awards since its founding in 1988
What will you learn this year? 3 ways to use MOOCs in 2016
Apparently MOOC platform edX’s new year’s resolution was to create a ton of new business and management content. edX has a bunch of great courses coming online in the new year, including some on speci
3 Online Learning Platforms That Can Help You Develop Your Ideal Work-Life Balance
If you feel like you’re always struggling to balance your work and personal life, you are not alone. Here are three top online training platforms that offer courses that have helped me over the years
Online courses + time on campus = a new path to an MIT master’s degree
MIT announced today a pilot program allowing learners worldwide to take a semester’s worth of courses in its top-ranked, one-year Supply Chain Management (SCM) master’s program completely online, then
Three Questions For The ASU/edX Global Freshman Academy Online Program
In April, Arizona State University and edX announced a first-of-its-kind program that will have important repercussions for the future of higher education. The Global Freshman Academy (GFA) will allow
EdX and Qualcomm to build the next generation mobile learning experience
CAMBRIDGE, MA. and San DIEGO, CA. — May 13, 2015 — EdX, a nonprofit learning destination, and Qualcomm Education, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), the leading global provide
edX And Arizona State University Reimagine First Year of College, Offer Alternative Entry Into Higher Education
The Global Freshman Academy will give learners anywhere in the world the opportunity to earn freshman-level university credit
Are MOOCs the future of education?
Fareed speaks with Stuart Butler, a Brookings scholar, who's written extensively on massive open online courses, or so-called MOOCs, and Anant Agarwal, who runs edX, a MOOC outfit founded by two brick
Will Executives Get on the MOOC Train, Too?
Companies are expressing growing interest in using massive, open, online courses in their corporate training initiatives for rank-and-file workers, the Journal reports today. But winning over executiv
Why Free Online Classes Are Still the Future of Education
The MOOC was The Next Big Thing—and then it was written off for dead. But for Anant Agarwal, one of the founding fathers of this online reboot of university education, it’s only just getting started.
Can online courses replace a campus education?
Massive open online courses, or MOOCs, that anyone can take from anywhere in the world, are the future of higher education or the vehicle of its demise, depending on your perspective. Hari Sreenivasan
MOOCs Are No Longer A Cultural Export Of The West
At a recent event at the United Nations about education accessibility in the developing world, Anant Agarwal, CEO of the open-source online-learning platform edX and a former MIT computer scientist, heard one word too much for his liking.
A MOOC portal created exclusively for Arab audiences will deliver vocational & employability skills to women, youth, persons with disabilities and citizens in rural communities
EdX and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Labor today announced the launch of an open-platform Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) portal designed to bridge the gap between education and employment in Saudi Arabia and throughout the Arab world.
Are College Campuses Obsolete?
On one recent night, the Intelligence Squared U.S. debate series put forth a motion on Columbia University’s campus: “More Clicks, Fewer Bricks: The Lecture Hall Is Obsolete.”
The Student Becomes the Teacher 1.3k 366 5 What MIT learned from a Mongolian teenager who aced a MOOC.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—Over the past year, a boy genius from Mongolia has been schooling MIT on how to improve the elite institution’s free online courses. When he was just 15, the Mongolian wunderkind Bat
edX Announces New Membership Structure; Expands edX.org
Growing demand from foundations, NGOs, businesses and universities to offer courses on edX.org has prompted the nonprofit to expand its membership model.
This summer, you can learn Linux free & online from Harvard & MIT
Want to learn Linux? The Linux Foundation announced today that it will be offering its $2,400 “Introduction to Linux” course for free through edX, the Harvard/MIT online learning platform.
edX, Facebook to partner to create free social education mobile app for students in Rwanda
Cambridge-based online education nonprofit edX is partnering with Facebook, other companies and the government of Rwanda to launch SocialEDU, a pilot initiative that will give students in the African
Inside the First-Year Data from MITx and HarvardX
Last week, MIT and Harvard University released a series of working papers based on data from 17 massive open online courses offered on the edX platform from 2012-2013. The goal of the study was "to re
Anant Agarwal: Why massive open online courses (still) matter
2013 was a year of hype for MOOCs (massive open online courses). Great big numbers and great big hopes were followed by some disappointing first results. But the head of edX, Anant Agarwal, makes the
What Modularity Means for MOOCs
Reporting to the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) at length for the first time since he was appointed vice provost for advances in learning last September, Peter K. Bol highlighted shifts in the landscape for the much-publicized massive open online courses (MOOCs).
Disrupting Higher Education in the US
Gene Wade, UniversityNow founder & CEO, and Anant Agarwal, edX president, discuss how they are trying to make education more accessible and affordable to everyone. “Education is a basic human right,” Agarwal says.
The (Off-Campus) Future of MIT
ORLANDO -- Anant Agarwal has quit cold turkey - coffee, that is. But the president of edX, the massive open online course provider co-founded by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of T
First MOOC Portal for Arab World Will Be Powered by edX Platform
The "first massive open online course portal for the Arab world," spearheaded by leaders of the country of Jordan, will be powered by open source platform edX, the Cambridge-based collaborative education platform.
edX: CNBC Disruptor 50
edX is included in CNBC's round-up of leading innovators. From hundreds of companies nominated by venture capitalists, industry analysts, and beat reporters, CNBC has created the ultimate list of 50 innovators.
A Surge in Growth for a New Kind of Online Course
Online course work has been a staple of American higher education for at least a decade. But over the last few years, a new, more ambitious variant known as a MOOC — massive open online course — has challenged traditional assumptions of what an online course can be.
MOOCs: The fall of the ivory tower?
Opening Learning. MOOCS, massive open online courses, may change the university and college system for ever. High drop-out rates aren't a cause for concern says Anant Agarwal, who runs one.
edX featured on Colbert Report
Anant Agarwal, president of edX, was interviewed by Stephen Colbert. Anant described how edX and its courses increase access to higher education around the world, improve the on-campus experience for
EdX turns 1: Now what?
Across the country, thousands of college biology instructors give lectures every year on the fundamental biochemical process of breaking down sugar, known as glycolysis. Are all those lectures necessa
100,000 sign up for Harvard's first free online courses
CAMBRIDGE — About 100,000 people have signed up for Harvard University's first free online courses. The free courses, which begin today, are computer science and an adaptation of the Harvard School of
What Campuses Can Learn From Online Teaching
Higher education is at a crossroads not seen since the introduction of the printing press. At the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and other campuses, the upheaval today is coming from the technological change posed by online education. But that's only the half of it.
5 Ways That edX Could Change Education
Since MIT and Harvard started edX, their joint experiment with free online courses, the venture has attracted enormous attention for opening the ivory tower to the world.