"We believe education is a human right so it should be available for people like the air we breathe. In one click you can start learning for free from the best." —Anant Agarwal
Chronicle, the popular news magazine television program, recently visited edX headquarters to take a look at how the nonprofit online learning platform fulfills its mission to increase global access to quality education.
Founded by Harvard University and MIT, edX works with university partners to create free online courses, also known as MOOCs.
"edX is an online learning platform where you can learn anything you want to learn about for free from some of the top universities in the world," explains Agarwal.
Engaging 13 million learners to date, edX enables universities to "offer their programs to wider audiences" and bring benefits back to their campuses; by tracking data on such things as learner engagement with course materials, edX helps universities "improve the quality of education on campus and online," says Agarwal.
Watch the video for a behind-the-scenes look at how edX is bringing free online courses to learners across the globe. Ready to enroll? Check out edX's nearly 2,000 course offerings, including those from HarvardX.