EdX is an online learning community that provides high-quality content from leading universities, nonprofits and institutions. It was founded in 2012 by Harvard University and MIT with the mission of providing global access to free education. Today there are more than 80 global partners contributing and delivering courses via EdX.
Open edX is the open-source platform that delivered more than 500 courses to the more than 4 million students in 2014. Courses include areas such as biology, college prep, computer science, Math, Physics, electronics, engineering, languages, marketing, history, psychology, writing, or professional education.
Open EdX is a massive open online course (MOOC) platform. A MOOC is a web based online course that is designed to support open access and a large (massive) number of students. MOOCs provide standard course materials such as filmed lectures, readings, and testing but also utilize web based features such as online forums and support communities.
In 2014, EdX had more than 4 million students taking more than 500 courses.
Below are samples from the many courses available at EdX.
College Prep - Get ready for college or earn college credit. EdX provides more than 40 High School and AP Exam Preparation Courses. Subjects range from mathematics to science, English and history. EdX courses help students succeed in High School and prepare for college.
Courses from Harvard, MIT, Stanford and more - The edx.org site offers classes from the top Universities and Institutions in the country. There are hundreds of courses that cover almost all major areas of study. Most courses are free. Certifications and/or college credit are available with some courses.