What Types of Free Online Courses Does EdX Offer?


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EdX offers more than 500 free online courses in a number of subject areas, such as math, humanities and computer science. EdX lists its courses on the Courses section of the official website and provides a search tool to find courses by subject, level and language. As of 2015, some featured courses are HTML5 Part 1: HTML5 Coding Essentials and Best Practices, Basic Mandarin Chinese Level One, Aerodynamics, Inclusive Leadership Training and Climate Change: The Science.

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Some EdX charter members include the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, Berkeley University of California, The University of Texas System and The University of Chicago. Some international EdX charter members are the Université catholique de Louvain, The University of Hong Kong, Tsinghua University, Kyoto University and Australian National University. Through rigorous courses, innovative pedagogy and cutting-edge technology, EdX seeks to transform students and institutions.

The EdX platform is an open source platform, via which the organization conducts and publishes research into student learning. MIT and Harvard govern EdX, which is a nonprofit, collaborative and financially sustainable company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The goal of EdX is to expand access to education, enhance online and campus learning, and advance teaching and learning through research.

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