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Based on a long history of collaboration and their shared educational missions, the founders are creating a new distance-learning experience. Anant Agarwal, former Director of MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, serves as the first president of edX. Along with offering online courses, the institutions will use edX to research how students learn and how technology can transform learning—both on-campus and worldwide. EdX is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts and is governed by MIT and Harvard.

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android037
  
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Access to dream courses like Computer Science 050 at Harvard, Science of Happiness at Stanford, or Traditions in Tibetan Buddhism taught by Robert Thurman himself of University of Virginia. Super cheap to audit the classes and have access to all materials but not to teachers or grading. You can also pay for grading which is super cheap for what you are getting and you get access to the real professors and all, including credentials at the end. There are even online 'micro-masters'. I know one from University of Maryland for Cloud Computing is 4 courses from their Masters Program. Cost at edX for all 4 with timeframe of 8 months is $1100. Those can be used towards 12 of your 36 credits needed with University of Maryland online for Masters, cost of 'normal' classes would be over $12,000. A few schools like Georgia Tech are now offering their full Master Degree for Cybersecurity over 2-3 years on the platform for under $10K. To be fair, for the last one, you do need to go through application process which requires bachelors degree with 3.0 GPA in technical field plus some other items. You cannot simply register your way into some of the programs and bypass the system.

I have no idea where else you could take dream courses like that or get access to some of the programs they offer for those prices. It is meant to bring top of line education to the masses and has done that. The only downside is the lack of marketing. So few people know of the amazing resource. Considering it was literally founded by Harvard and other Ivy League schools along with MIT and other prestigious universities, you would think they would have covered that more.

It all looks too good to be true but it is insane to realize it is not. You need to check this out even if you think you would never want to take an online course.

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Nice interface, awesome courses, completely free (except you want a certificate)

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I took two computer science courses through EDX (one was paid as I managed to persuade my employer to pay for it). All the learning was from PowerPoint slides with generic, Shutterstock-like graphics.

My biggest complain was the teacher. The teacher was nice, but clearly English wasn't his first language. It was a challenge to decipher what was even being said.

Some rep also kept texting me asking to finish the course (not for my benefit, but for their own % completion numbers disguised)

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    I took two computer science courses through EDX (one was paid as I managed to persuade my employer to pay for it). All the learning was from PowerPoint slides with generic, Shutterstock-like graphics. My biggest complain was the teacher. The teacher was nice, but clearly English wasn't his first language. It was a challenge to decipher what was even being said. Some rep also kept texting me asking to finish the course (not for my benefit, but for their own % completion numbers disguised)
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