About Us

We're empowering learning in the classroom and around the globe

At edX, we believe in the highest quality education, both online and in the classroom.

EdX was created for students and institutions that seek to transform themselves through cutting-edge technologies, innovative pedagogy, and rigorous courses.

Through our institutional partners, the Xconsortium, along with other leading global members, we present the best of higher education online, offering opportunity to anyone who wants to achieve, thrive, and grow.

Our goals, however, go beyond offering courses and content. We are committed to research that will allow us to understand how students learn, how technology can transform learning, and the ways teachers teach on campus and beyond.

As innovators and experimenters, we want to share what we discover. The edX platform will be available as open source. By conducting and publishing significant research on how students learn, we will empower and inspire educators around the world and promote success in learning.

Our aim is to become a leading resource for learners and learning worldwide by staying focused on the goals and principles set forth when forming edX:

Our goals

  • Expand access to education for everyone
  • Enhance teaching and learning on campus and online
  • Advance teaching and learning through research

Our principles

  • Not for profit
  • Open source platform
  • Collaborative
  • Financially sustainable

EdX is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts and is governed by MIT and Harvard.

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