Where to get free online courses from world’s top universities

Created by The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University in May 2012, EdX (https://www.edx.org/) is a massive open online course (MOOC) provider.

Edx featured courses
Edx featured courses

It hosts online university-level courses in a wide range of disciplines to a worldwide student body, including many courses for free.

It also conducts research into learning based on how people use its platform.

Edx partners
Edx partners

EdX is a nonprofit organization and more than 140 schools, nonprofit organizations, and corporations offer or plan to offer courses on the edX website.

As of 29 December 2018, EdX had around 18 million students taking more than 2,200 courses online.

Some of the most popular subjects
Some of the most popular Ed subjects

Some of the most popular subjects include, computer science, languages, Data science, business and management, Engineering and Humanities.

It’s free and easy to join.

Edx signup is simple and straight forward
Edx signup is simple and straight forward

You can sign up with your Facebook, google or Microsoft account or by filling your email address, username and create a password.

Many of the courses are self-paced, and include assignments and video lectures.

Edx mandarin Chinese courses
Edx Mandarin Chinese courses

The site has a whole host of self paced language courses from Mandarin Chinese to Japanese and Russian. 

Edx courses taught in Chinese
Edx courses taught in Mandarin Chinese

Additionally there are courses taught in English, Spanish, French, Chinese-Mandarin, Italian and Russian.

Edx about the course
Edx information about the courses

Once you have found a course you may be interested in click to find out more about it, like entry level, the duration of the course, how many hours a week it requires etc.

Many of the courses are free, however there is usually a cost if you wish to get a certificate when you finish.

Edx sample certificate
Edx sample certificate

If you do pay for the certificate it will be instructor-signed with the institution’s logo to verify your achievement.

Edx instructors
Edx instructors

All courses are taught by working lecturers in respected universities from around the world.

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