About MOOCs

New to MOOCS? Learn about the history of MOOCS and the benefits of using eLearning platforms.

What is a MOOC?

The traditional classroom is limited in how many students it can serve, but millions of people around the world want — and need — quality education. MOOCs are massive open online courses. The concept, spearheaded by edX, began as an opportunity for organizations to offer online courses to students all over the world, in the millions, for free. 

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What is a MOOC?

The traditional classroom is limited in how many students it can serve, but millions of people around the world want — and need — quality education. MOOCs are massive open online courses. The concept, spearheaded by edX, began as an opportunity for organizations to offer online courses to students all over the world, in the millions, for free. 

student
student

What is a MOOC?

The traditional classroom is limited in how many students it can serve, but millions of people around the world want — and need — quality education. MOOCs are massive open online courses. The concept, spearheaded by edX, began as an opportunity for organizations to offer online courses to students all over the world, in the millions, for free. 

What are the benefits of MOOCs?

By opening the classroom through MOOCs, edX brings the best courses from the best schools to millions of learners around the world. The edX platform is built so that teachers can deliver education at scale that is the same or better quality as on-campus learning. 

Today, MOOCs are doing even more to reinvent and reimagine education. For example, in addition to fully online master’s degrees, edX’s innovative modular credentials — MicroMasters® programs and Professional Certificate programs — provide flexible and affordable educational opportunities learners at all stages can leverage to thrive in an increasingly complex and technologically advanced world. 

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What are the benefits of MOOCs?

By opening the classroom through MOOCs, edX brings the best courses from the best schools to millions of learners around the world. The edX platform is built so that teachers can deliver education at scale that is the same or better quality as on-campus learning. 

Today, MOOCs are doing even more to reinvent and reimagine education. For example, in addition to fully online master’s degrees, edX’s innovative modular credentials — MicroMasters® programs and Professional Certificate programs — provide flexible and affordable educational opportunities learners at all stages can leverage to thrive in an increasingly complex and technologically advanced world. 

online-learning-1
online-learning-1

What are the benefits of MOOCs?

By opening the classroom through MOOCs, edX brings the best courses from the best schools to millions of learners around the world. The edX platform is built so that teachers can deliver education at scale that is the same or better quality as on-campus learning. 

Today, MOOCs are doing even more to reinvent and reimagine education. For example, in addition to fully online master’s degrees, edX’s innovative modular credentials — MicroMasters® programs and Professional Certificate programs — provide flexible and affordable educational opportunities learners at all stages can leverage to thrive in an increasingly complex and technologically advanced world. 

What are examples of MOOC courses?

edX offers courses in a range of subjects, from architecture to business & management, computer science, data analysis & statistics, engineering, food and nutrition, law, literature, math, philosophy, science, and more.

For example, the first-ever MOOC, still available today, was MIT’s Circuits and Electronics course. As of September 2019, this course has reached nearly 500,000 learners. Additional examples include Boston University’s digital product management course, part of a MicroMasters® Program in Digital Product Management, Microsoft’s Introduction to R for Data science course, and many more.

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What are examples of MOOC courses?

edX offers courses in a range of subjects, from architecture to business & management, computer science, data analysis & statistics, engineering, food and nutrition, law, literature, math, philosophy, science, and more.

For example, the first-ever MOOC, still available today, was MIT’s Circuits and Electronics course. As of September 2019, this course has reached nearly 500,000 learners. Additional examples include Boston University’s digital product management course, part of a MicroMasters® Program in Digital Product Management, Microsoft’s Introduction to R for Data science course, and many more.

file
file

What are examples of MOOC courses?

edX offers courses in a range of subjects, from architecture to business & management, computer science, data analysis & statistics, engineering, food and nutrition, law, literature, math, philosophy, science, and more.

For example, the first-ever MOOC, still available today, was MIT’s Circuits and Electronics course. As of September 2019, this course has reached nearly 500,000 learners. Additional examples include Boston University’s digital product management course, part of a MicroMasters® Program in Digital Product Management, Microsoft’s Introduction to R for Data science course, and many more.

Do MOOCs help you get into university?

In 2015, for the first time ever, learners earned college credit for MOOCs on edX. Since then, edX and our partner universities have increased the number of programs around the world that recognize learners’ accomplishments in MOOCs and offer credit pathways into degree programs.

On edX, when a course offers academic credit, you see a Credit-Eligible indication for the course in the edX list of courses.

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Do MOOCs help you get into university?

In 2015, for the first time ever, learners earned college credit for MOOCs on edX. Since then, edX and our partner universities have increased the number of programs around the world that recognize learners’ accomplishments in MOOCs and offer credit pathways into degree programs.

On edX, when a course offers academic credit, you see a Credit-Eligible indication for the course in the edX list of courses.

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elearning

Do MOOCs help you get into university?

In 2015, for the first time ever, learners earned college credit for MOOCs on edX. Since then, edX and our partner universities have increased the number of programs around the world that recognize learners’ accomplishments in MOOCs and offer credit pathways into degree programs.

On edX, when a course offers academic credit, you see a Credit-Eligible indication for the course in the edX list of courses.

Do MOOCs certifications help your job search?

When searching for a new hire, different employers look for different things, but they’re all trying to answer the same overarching question: can this individual add value to my business? It can be a difficult task to set yourself apart from the crowd, but showcasing your completion of relevant online courses is a great starting point. Learn about the value of adding online courses to your resume.

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Do MOOCs certifications help your job search?

When searching for a new hire, different employers look for different things, but they’re all trying to answer the same overarching question: can this individual add value to my business? It can be a difficult task to set yourself apart from the crowd, but showcasing your completion of relevant online courses is a great starting point. Learn about the value of adding online courses to your resume.

certification
certification

Do MOOCs certifications help your job search?

When searching for a new hire, different employers look for different things, but they’re all trying to answer the same overarching question: can this individual add value to my business? It can be a difficult task to set yourself apart from the crowd, but showcasing your completion of relevant online courses is a great starting point. Learn about the value of adding online courses to your resume.

What are some of the success stories of MOOC students?

Explore edX’s collection of learner stories and a compilation of advice, reviews, and words of encouragement from edX’s 21 million+ online learners who have successfully completed programs and advanced skills in disciplines from data science to marketing.

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What are some of the success stories of MOOC students?

Explore edX’s collection of learner stories and a compilation of advice, reviews, and words of encouragement from edX’s 21 million+ online learners who have successfully completed programs and advanced skills in disciplines from data science to marketing.

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goal

What are some of the success stories of MOOC students?

Explore edX’s collection of learner stories and a compilation of advice, reviews, and words of encouragement from edX’s 21 million+ online learners who have successfully completed programs and advanced skills in disciplines from data science to marketing.

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