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edX Review – Free Top Quality Online Education Classes

by Tasos

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May 12, 2016


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Today I am bringing you another resource for free education , like Alison or the Khan Academy.These resources are very important for every entrepreneur and blogger.You expand your knowledge , save money and get new ideas among others.

 

edX – “High-quality education for everyone”…Is it true?

 

 

Website: edX

 

Short Story

Founded in 2012 by Harvard University and MIT as an online learning destination and MOOC provider.They have over 90 global partners such as the world’s leading universities , non profits and institutions.

 

Departments

  • Computer science
  • Languages
  • Engineering
  • Psychology
  • Writing
  • Electronics
  • Biology
  • Marketing

 

The Difference from other organisations

Is the only MOOC provider that is both non profit and open source.With open edX , educators and technologists can build learning tools and contribute new features to the platform , creating innovative solutions to benefit students everywhere.

 

Courses – Subjects

 

The catalogue is endless but you can refine your search using the multiple options.

Availability

Current – Upcoming – Self paced – Archived

Subjects

  • Architecture , arts , culture , biology & life sciences
  • Business & management , chemistry , communication , computer science
  • Data analysis & statistics , design , economics & finance
  • Electronics , energy , food , health , history , law
  • Literature , math , music , philosophy , physics , social sciences

and many many more…

 

Courses & program

Verified , Xseries , high school , professional education , credit

Level

Introductory , intermediate , advanced

 

or you can define by language or school (this is very useful)…I am totally satisfied with these searching options.

 

I will examine the Introduction to Marketing

 

The instructors – Darren Dahl & Paul Cubbon by the UBCx

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just by the very first 2 minutes of the intro video I got hooked by both the instructors.They are great speakers , funny and don’t let you lose your interest.Additionally next to the video window there is the “TEXT” of the speaking part as following the video motion , like having subtitles but outside of the video console.

 

The 2nd course was another brilliant example of the quality of edX courses.That course was examining the way marketing evolved and continues to evolve through time.Marketing is a live science , always progressing.

Darren gave 4 awesome examples , 4 mini case studies , explaining very interesting parts and hidden aspects of modern marketing I have never imagined before.

 

As a result to my excitement I’m going to attend the whole course to completion.I will update this thread when I am finished to post my experience.

 

Verified Certificates

 

On every course there is information in case you need a verification.This is a paid service and for example the introduction to marketing verification costs $50.

 

edX Blog

 

Categories

  • Careers , community , education leaders , news , events
  • Featured courses , learner stories , MOOC research , MOOC tips , open edX

 

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Careers – Do you want to change the Future of Education?

 

Their mission to to give a world class education to everyone , everywhere , regardless gender , income or social status.Today , edX , a non profit provides millions of people access to free education.

But they are also looking for people to work for them.

  • Competitive compensation
  • Generous benefits package
  • Free lunch every day
  • Great working experience

Open Positions

  • Customer support associate
  • Partner manager
  • Senior support engineer , educational services
  • Technical support specialist II
  • Developers , engineers , software consultants
  • Acquisition marketing manager , marketing co-op , marketing project manager
  • Data and analytics , VP product

 

 

Final Words

 

I am more than satisfied with edX.The quality of the courses is Top , the navigation is easy and the categories are endless.A very professional work by a non profit organisation.

Of course the verification of the courses is a paying option but that is logic.

I believe they deserve to retain their slogan.They do provide knowledge for everyone for Free and they do it in an artistic way.Definitely one of my very favourite resources.

 

I hope you enjoyed another review, here on Web Market Support. I am waiting for your comments and thoughts. Till next time.

Tasos Perte Tzortzis

Tasos Perte Tzortzis

Marketing Specialist, Entrepreneur

Although doing traditional business offline since 1992, Tasos fell in love with online marketing in late 2014 and has helped hundreds of brands sell more of their products and services on the web.

He enjoys reading, music & arts, mathematics, chess, coffee, swimming, Audi, and playing with his kids.

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