More about MOOCs and KTHx
In 2016, KTH joined many other world-leading universities, such as MIT and Harvard, as a new member of the edX global platform. The MOOCs that KTH offers can be found on "KTHx".
World-leading universities invite the public
Many of the world’s leading universities, such as MIT and Harvard, offers MOOCs within a wide range of subject areas as a way to share their knowledge, education and research to the global public. In January 2016, KTH joined as a new member of the edX global platform, which includes about 80 seats of learning around the world as members, and about 6 million registered users. The MOOCs that KTH offers can be found on "KTHx".
Participants in MOOCs are able to develop their competences within different areas of interest through free access to education of high quality from different universities from across the world. Many MOOCs also offer good opportunities to share and exchange thoughts and ideas with a global community of learners.
EdX was founded by Harvard and MIT
EdX is an international internet-based education platform and one of the largest providers of MOOCs. Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) founded edX in 2012 with the overarching mission to:
- Increase access to high-quality education for everyone, everywhere
- Enhance teaching and learning on campus and online
- Advance teaching and learning through research.
EdX is growing across the world
Within less than five years, edX has grown to have over a hundred partners (primarily universities but also some other education providers) from around the world that together offer over 1300 courses to over ten million registered users from over X countries.
MOOCs are open distance learning courses designed to provide free and easily accessible education for anybody. MOOCs do not give any higher education credits, but some MOOCs offer the possibility to obtain a certificate for the course. KTHx denotes KTH’s partnership in the online education platform edX and the MOOCs that KTH offers through edX.
KTHx complements KTH
KTHx MOOCs do not grant ECTS credits and do not have the same eligibility and examination requirements as campus based courses at KTH. However, some course components from KTHx MOOCs may very well be used as part of KTH’s campus-based courses.