News & Announcements

edX Receives PCMAG.COM Editors' Choice

PCMAG.com 2 Jun 2015 By William Fenton
EdX (free) does not look like a university. There is no campus, no library, no dormitories, and no tuition. Founded in the spring of 2012 by faculty at MIT and Harvard, edX is very much the wunderkind of academics. Its courses are supplied by some of the world's most prestigious institutions, including UC Berkeley, Boston University, as well as both founding institutions. However, with several million students, edX serves a larger learning community than the entire UC system. Read more about PCMAG.com | edX Receives PCMAG.COM Editors' Choice

EdX Selects RPNow by Software Secure to provide remote proctoring for the Global Freshman Academy

edX 18 May 2015 By edX
Innovative approach to exam security offers highly scalable, reliable and efficient remote proctoring, providing students with a convenient and affordable alternative to testing centers while safeguarding the integrity of the program for the institution.  Read more about edX | EdX Selects RPNow by Software Secure to provide remote proctoring for the Global Freshman Academy

EdX and Qualcomm to build the next generation mobile learning experience

edX 13 May 2015 By edX Staff
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 provider of wireless technology, today announced a collaboration to further develop edX’s MOOC (massive open online course) mobile capabilities and enhance its open source platform to benefit connected learners around the world. As part of the collaboration, Qualcomm Education will contribute engineering resources and will license elements of its SDK code, which edX will distribute to the Open edX community.    Read more about edX | EdX and Qualcomm to build the next generation mobile learning experience

Plan Your Free Online Education at Lifehacker U: Summer Semester 2015

lifehacker 13 May 2015 By Alan Henry
Your education doesn’t have to stop once you leave school. We’ve put together a curriculum of some of the best free online classes available on the web this summer for the latest term of Lifehacker U, our regularly-updating guide to improving your life with free, online college-level classes. Let’s get started. Read more about lifehacker | Plan Your Free Online Education at Lifehacker U: Summer Semester 2015

EdX And Arizona State University Reimagine First Year of College, Offer Alternative Entry Into Higher Education

edX 22 Apr 2015 By edX Staff
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 22, 2015 – EdX and Arizona State University, two leaders in interactive online education, announce the Global Freshman Academy, a first-of-its-kind program that offers a unique entry point to an undergraduate degree.  Read more about edX | EdX And Arizona State University Reimagine First Year of College, Offer Alternative Entry Into Higher Education

EdX Commits to Accessibility for Individuals with Disabilities

edX 2 Apr 2015 By edX Staff
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 2, 2015 -- On April 2, the United States Department of Justice ("DOJ") announced an agreement with edX related to Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA"). EdX has agreed to conform its website, platform and mobile applications to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 AA ("WCAG 2.0 AA"), published by the World Wide Web Consortium ("W3C")'s Web Accessibility Initiative. Read more about edX | EdX Commits to Accessibility for Individuals with Disabilities

EdX collaborates with Microsoft to Launch IT Development Courses

edX 10 Mar 2015 By edX Staff
EdX, the nonprofit online learning initiative, welcomes Microsoft Corp. to edX.org. Through this program, Microsoft will offer the edX global learning community courses to acquire the core development skills needed to be successful in the cloud-first, mobile-first world. Taught by Microsoft experts, these first courses focused on in-demand skills feature interactive coding, assessments, and exercises, and are now open for enrollment. Anders Hejlsberg, technical fellow at Microsoft, will co-teach Introduction to TypeScript; with Introduction to Bootstrap, students will learn a popular front-end web development framework; Programming with C# will help learners gain expertise in a widely used programming language for .NET; additional courses in fast-growing technologies such as cloud computing, data platforms, and Office 365 are also available on edx.org. Students can enroll in Microsoft courses for free or obtain a verified certificate for a fee. Enrollment opens today, with courses beginning at the end of March   Read more about edX | EdX collaborates with Microsoft to Launch IT Development Courses

EdX Launches Three New Courses from the Smithsonian Institution

edX 3 Mar 2015 By edX Staff
EdX, the nonprofit online learning initiative, will offer three, new, free MOOCs from the Smithsonian Institution, the world's largest museum and research complex, founded in 1846. The courses, for students and educators of all ages, will interest fans of superheroes, teachers and American history buffs alike. These first three Smithsonian edX courses, developed with the National Museum of American History, include: Objects That Define America; Rise of Superheroes and Their Impact on Pop Culture; and Teaching Historical Inquiry with Objects. All three courses are currently open for enrollment on edx.org. Read more about edX | EdX Launches Three New Courses from the Smithsonian Institution

Modern States Announces Plans for Freshman Year for Free

edX 15 Jan 2015 By edX Staff
New York, NY and Cambridge, MA--January 15, 2015-- Today the non-profit Modern States Education Alliance announced a major new initiative – “Freshman Year for Free”--to help more students enter or return to the traditional college system and to make quality education more accessible. Modern States will collaborate with edX, the non-profit MOOC provider, to work with its university partners to create these courses over the coming months. Read more about edX | Modern States Announces Plans for Freshman Year for Free

EdX and Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Announce Middle School Scholarship Challenge

edX 14 Jan 2015 By edX Staff
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation and edX today announced a scholarship challenge for advanced middle school students. Every eligible seventh grade student who successfully completes one of the five selected edX courses will secure a semi-finalist position in the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Scholars Program. Read more about edX | EdX and Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Announce Middle School Scholarship Challenge

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