Project 252


Contributed by Enda (@donenda)
EdTech Tool Name:edX
Bref Description:MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) Provider
Type of EdTech Tool:
  • Web (access through web browser)
  • Android (phone/tablet) App
  • IOS (iPhone/iPod Touch) App
  • IOS (iPad/iPad Mini) App
EdTech Tool Usage Keywords:MOOC, self-directed learning
EdTech Tool Uses:edX is a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) provider that hosts online university-level courses in a wide range of disciplines, many of which are offered at no charge. EdX courses usually consist of weekly learning sequences which are composed of short videos, interactive learning exercises, assessments and discussion forums. EdX was founded by Harvard University and MIT in 2012. It currently hosts over 650 MOOCs for a number of high-profile universities and institutions throughout the world (see
Education Level(s):
  • Post-Primary (Senior)
  • Third Level/Higher Education
Academic Subjects:
EdTech Tool Pricing Structure:Free but has in-app purchases
Other: The majority of courses allow you to earn a Certificate of Achievement upon completion of the course, or to just audit the course.
Further info: