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edX: Online Courses by Harvard, MIT, Berkeley, IBM

edX: Online Courses by Harvard, MIT, Berkeley, IBM

edX

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About edX: Online Courses by Harvard, MIT, Berkeley, IBM

Gain new skills. Access 2000 courses from 140 institutions. Join for free.
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Ratings & Reviews

4.6
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  • Impressive! Aug 5, 2018

    By Pyurmak64
    I was able to download the app, create an account, find and enroll in a course, and watch the introductory video within a matter of minutes. There appears to be a large number of available courses covering a wide range of topics. Each course has a syllabus as well as detailed descriptions of the parting knowledge one will have acquired upon completion. Instructors will grade your submissions through the class, yielding a final grade. There’s even an option to receive an official certificate of completion. I’ll hold off on that prior to more research—it costs $99. Curiously, the few courses I looked at were offered through what one could call “3rd party affiliate universities”. Perhaps I didn’t read the full app description but I was under the impression these would be actual Harvard courses. Nevertheless, so far so good and I am looking forward to enjoying the learning process. Highly recommended.
    more
  • Nov 6, 2020

    By Divyam Maheshwari
    This is a very good app and has the best courses in the world. But I would suggest a few optimisations to make this even better: There is no option for video quality and it always plays the video in HD quality, which leads to hindrance in watching videos in low network. Downloading the video doesn't help, because it downloads in low quality which is not what I want. If there was a video quality option while watching video as well as while downloading the video, I would happily give 5 stars.😊
    more
  • World Class Teachings Apr 26, 2019

    By shhsjekdje d bdhj
    As a seasoned professional, I am delighted to find free educational and reputable courses that are endorsed by Professors and Top Institutions across the Globe. I would recommend taking courses if One is either 1) 'testing' out the waters to see if she/he is really wanting to pursue further certifications or degrees 2) to check off your "bucket list" aka-dreams of attending a Top Notch ranked higher institute of learning or simply for personal enrichment. The concept of try before you "buy" is evident in the fee that is optional for the Certificate or Degree. Lastly, the utilization of video instruction along with interesting and engaging Q&A enables a student to keep moving forward to quench Ones love for learning.
    more
  • Nov 21, 2020

    By G. Yogesh
    This app is great for learning anything .The audio and video files are of high quality and very clear. I am learning Mandarin and Spanish. The Mandarin teacher is really really great. The notes are simple easy to understand and remember considering the fact that you put your full effort in learning. But the one thing that makes it unique is setting a deadline in the course,which others may find troubling but I really appreciate it since it keeps me from being lazy. Really brilliant idea.👍👍😁😁
    more
  • Bookmark! Mar 4, 2018

    By yoyosmo74
    Before you spend time adding additional features, u need to make sure the basic features exist for the software u have developed. In this case, the ability to know where you left off in a video lecture. It is crucial. Coursera does a great job of highlighting where u are in the course although their last update was bizarre UX wise. Edx has a much nicer design but is missing some basics which mean people end up using the desktop version. I dont know about everyone else but Im not going to download the videos, so while the latest update is great for those that are, it would be great if the next feature to focus on is letting users know (via bookmark) where they are in the course. Also "last accessed" is not the same thing and should be an additional feature. I would also like to be able to hide or remove archived classes from my course list using some kind of filtering. But def not as important as basic bookmarking.
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  • Nov 16, 2020

    By Rex Holgado
    No available course reviews. Some policies about taking final assessments are TOO STRICT. Some contents are unavailable and some lecture parts are missing in the app. You cannot opt to only listen on the audio. Downloaded videos sometimes NEED to be downloaded again. I have finished 4 courses here already. NEVER buy a course until you have fully browsed the auditable contents. Deadlines are fixed and cannot be reset. After more than a year of experience, I find Coursera a better option.
    more
  • Offline content and re-logins are a mess Mar 4, 2020

    By José_luis
    I used to use this app about 2 years ago, but stopped using because the app was almost unusable in places without internet connection, even for offline content. Now, I’ve started using again and the same irritating bugs are still there, showing that this app does not receive any attention. The only time I have to watch courses is when I am in the subway, where internet connection does not exist, so it’s really painful to be in the middle of a video and it simply logs me out and asks to log in again. With no connection, it is not possible. Apart from that, only videos can be downloaded for offline study (when it works offline), all the rest of the content cannot. I have been seeing some courses that I would be interested in paying for the certificate, but studying the whole content offline in the iPhone is impossible, even for watching the videos.
    more
  • Website is a Better Experience Jan 14, 2018

    By flybone89
    I tried using the app, but overall it is a worse experience compared to the website. The interface is so sparse and missing so many visuals or features that I can get on the website. But I do like the ability to download video lessons and would at least have tried using the app if it weren’t for... It won’t properly track my course progress! I just completed several lessons and when I came back to the app and checked on the website, it showed I hadn’t moved at all. But when I went back and went through the same lessons on the website, my current position and progress were updated correctly. So appears to be a bug with the app? This is a showstopper obviously - I can’t use the app if it won’t keep track of where I am in the course. So for now, back to the website until this is fixed...
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  • Nov 28, 2020

    By amit bhuyan
    Very unsupportive. Enrolled for a course but later found out to be an old course. And while when asked for a support and a guidance , not a single solution was given. so ultimately had to unsuscribed. Had a really bad experience.
    more
  • Nov 12, 2020

    By Meghana Murali
    It was an amazing app until now.. I am unable to view the content on my phone and i don't know why. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the app but i am still not able to see the videos. It would be very helpful if the team could solve my issue. I am able to see the videos and even download it on my laptop but i am not able to access the videos via the app. Please help.
    more
  1. Learn from professors and experts from over 70 of the world's top institutions, including Harvard, MIT, The Smithsonian, and more
  2. Hundreds of courses like computer science, statistics, and engineering will help you get ahead in your career
  3. Courses include live streamed lectures or downloadable videos, along with quizzes and exams to test your progress

Reviewed by Olivia Cordell on March 26, 2018

  • Impressive! Aug 5, 2018

    By Pyurmak64
    I was able to download the app, create an account, find and enroll in a course, and watch the introductory video within a matter of minutes. There appears to be a large number of available courses covering a wide range of topics. Each course has a syllabus as well as detailed descriptions of the parting knowledge one will have acquired upon completion. Instructors will grade your submissions through the class, yielding a final grade. There’s even an option to receive an official certificate of completion. I’ll hold off on that prior to more research—it costs $99. Curiously, the few courses I looked at were offered through what one could call “3rd party affiliate universities”. Perhaps I didn’t read the full app description but I was under the impression these would be actual Harvard courses. Nevertheless, so far so good and I am looking forward to enjoying the learning process. Highly recommended.
    more
  • World Class Teachings Apr 26, 2019

    By shhsjekdje d bdhj
    As a seasoned professional, I am delighted to find free educational and reputable courses that are endorsed by Professors and Top Institutions across the Globe. I would recommend taking courses if One is either 1) 'testing' out the waters to see if she/he is really wanting to pursue further certifications or degrees 2) to check off your "bucket list" aka-dreams of attending a Top Notch ranked higher institute of learning or simply for personal enrichment. The concept of try before you "buy" is evident in the fee that is optional for the Certificate or Degree. Lastly, the utilization of video instruction along with interesting and engaging Q&A enables a student to keep moving forward to quench Ones love for learning.
    more
  • Nov 21, 2020

    By G. Yogesh
    This app is great for learning anything .The audio and video files are of high quality and very clear. I am learning Mandarin and Spanish. The Mandarin teacher is really really great. The notes are simple easy to understand and remember considering the fact that you put your full effort in learning. But the one thing that makes it unique is setting a deadline in the course,which others may find troubling but I really appreciate it since it keeps me from being lazy. Really brilliant idea.👍👍😁😁
    more
  • Oct 4, 2020

    By Miss April Nola
    Great for lifelong learning and continuing education in any field! edX is one of my top 3 fav courseware apps for learning something new, especially from scratch. edX courses are also great for keeping your existing knowledge and skills up-to-date with the best instructors from some of the best institutions in the world. There are orientation courses for people completely new to online learning, and you can even create your own personalized learning path based on your own interests and goals.
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  • Great Tool Jul 28, 2020

    By AnonymissJess
    I love the courses offered on EDX and as someone who is low-income and raises three kids this is an amazing tool for me. I loved academics when I was younger and after a tumultuous adolescence/young adult years I missed out on a lot of opportunities to learn. Now I can do it at my own pace with universities that I could never dream of attending. I am so grateful for this website/app. The interface for the app seems quite user-friendly and easy to use. The course folders/options could probably use some tweaking on display and maybe a few more management options when looking at your courses displayed but all-in-all, I am happy and grateful.
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  • Nov 6, 2020

    By Divyam Maheshwari
    This is a very good app and has the best courses in the world. But I would suggest a few optimisations to make this even better: There is no option for video quality and it always plays the video in HD quality, which leads to hindrance in watching videos in low network. Downloading the video doesn't help, because it downloads in low quality which is not what I want. If there was a video quality option while watching video as well as while downloading the video, I would happily give 5 stars.😊
    more
  • Nov 3, 2020

    By Emmanuel Igbo
    First I must day a big thank you. This is free! you have given m the opportunity to develop myself, build a future by and investing in myself. Welldone guys👍 ....But the UI is quite limiting I can't wishlist courses, the platform sometimes seems daunting it's not user friendly, it brings back that "dull school theme" too strict! This was one my least favorite online course app just because of the app. I just reinstalled it today, but months ago it was "buggy" I couldn't even download courses.
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  • Oct 12, 2020

    By RAMPURAN MAHTO
    This is just what I want to expand my knowledge and my experience with Edx is just amazing. It has everything ranging from computer science to art of living courses. But there is minor problem. I get a course Mechanics: Kinematics and Dynamics, in which course content is not available. There may be some others like this. Please check the problem and fix it. Thanks!
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  • Oct 19, 2020

    By Deni Dosh
    I really like that app. I appreciate you for letting people like me study and get great information from best universities. But! Please, don't forget to make the app better. Sometimes it crush, sometimes courses looks wrong, like half page without choice to look other half page. And add please translator into the app. Because for non-English speakers some words isn't known, like me, for example, I don't know some words, and trying to translate words is difficult. Thanks.
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  • Website is better in some cases except... Feb 17, 2018

    By EDGABA
    I love EDX, I think is great source of knowledge, with that said the app does need some improving, here are my suggestions. 1. The ability to bookmark your page is a must! If you use safari or chrome on the iPad EDX will allow you to bookmark your page and come back later to where you left off, the app takes you back to the beginning of a module. 2. Another must have is the ability to upload files, which again you are allowed to do if using a browser it not if using the app. One advantage I did notice of the app over a browser is that you can download the videos for later viewing offline so that is something you can’t do with a browser. For now I will be using a browser and only the app to download the videos if I know I’ll be somewhere offline. I think I like the browser experience better, till they add the must have features, ability to bookmark and the ability to upload files. If you think you’re going to be offline for a while and want to keep advancing than the app,is a no brainer.
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  • Bookmark! Mar 4, 2018

    By yoyosmo74
    Before you spend time adding additional features, u need to make sure the basic features exist for the software u have developed. In this case, the ability to know where you left off in a video lecture. It is crucial. Coursera does a great job of highlighting where u are in the course although their last update was bizarre UX wise. Edx has a much nicer design but is missing some basics which mean people end up using the desktop version. I dont know about everyone else but Im not going to download the videos, so while the latest update is great for those that are, it would be great if the next feature to focus on is letting users know (via bookmark) where they are in the course. Also "last accessed" is not the same thing and should be an additional feature. I would also like to be able to hide or remove archived classes from my course list using some kind of filtering. But def not as important as basic bookmarking.
    more
  • Nov 23, 2020

    By Khatereh Gholizadeh
    I found it so useful and even I found a great program to take part in, but when I want to discover more courses, there are just a few courses that show up and even when I choose a subject they are still there and no new courses will be shown! I think it's a bug in the new update so fix it as soon as possible!
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  • Could Be Much Better Apr 26, 2019

    By juareza94
    Visually, the app could use a lot of work. This app is good at just looking at courses and reviewing materials but when it comes to watching lectures, there’s several issues. On my device, the whole screen is not used for playback and there are horrendous white AND black borders. Also, you can’t watch a video for more than 3 seconds without the play/pause button, scrubbing, and volume buttons popping up blocking content. The site is much better at full screen and I will be sticking with that. Also, the iPad version doesn’t support split screen unless you use the site so again, site wins. A mobile app should have utility and it doesn’t offer anything more than the site does. In fact, it offers way less (besides downloading videos which again, don’t do any good). No need for an app if that’s the case.
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  • Great information Nov 5, 2019

    By Itskatieyooo
    This app is fantastic in terms of finding courses, enrolling in them, and having instructors who can adequately relay information, which is key for retaining information. There is a wide variety of subjects and courses available to the public. The app is receiving only 4 stars as opposed to 5 because of user-friendliness. When I click the expand button on a video lecture, the video only turns horizontally and it removes captions. It does not expand the video to fit my phone screen. When I tap the screen to remove the buttons (pause, rewind, etc) to see lecturer and diagrams clearly, they immediately pop up again. Lastly, I can not zoom on to the video to see diagrams up close, which is problematic. For these reasons, I prefer to use the mobile website as opposed to the app.
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  • Great learning tool, but poor app Sep 26, 2020

    By DaveLeopold
    I find edX is a great way to find amazing courses and to get yourself up to date with technology, further your career by acquiring certificates from well known institutions. My only critic is the app, it is not as flawless as the website. First of all it is imposible to know where you have left off, as it doesn’t show you the course segments that you have already visited on the website with a tick symbol. Also every segment is separated by a different link, making it more confusing compared to the website. I think a little bit of effort should be made to make the app experience as good as the website, then I would give it a 5 stars review. Looking forward to the enhancements of the app and learning experience.
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  • Nov 16, 2020

    By Rex Holgado
    No available course reviews. Some policies about taking final assessments are TOO STRICT. Some contents are unavailable and some lecture parts are missing in the app. You cannot opt to only listen on the audio. Downloaded videos sometimes NEED to be downloaded again. I have finished 4 courses here already. NEVER buy a course until you have fully browsed the auditable contents. Deadlines are fixed and cannot be reset. After more than a year of experience, I find Coursera a better option.
    more
  • Website is a Better Experience Jan 14, 2018

    By flybone89
    I tried using the app, but overall it is a worse experience compared to the website. The interface is so sparse and missing so many visuals or features that I can get on the website. But I do like the ability to download video lessons and would at least have tried using the app if it weren’t for... It won’t properly track my course progress! I just completed several lessons and when I came back to the app and checked on the website, it showed I hadn’t moved at all. But when I went back and went through the same lessons on the website, my current position and progress were updated correctly. So appears to be a bug with the app? This is a showstopper obviously - I can’t use the app if it won’t keep track of where I am in the course. So for now, back to the website until this is fixed...
    more
  • Nov 12, 2020

    By Meghana Murali
    It was an amazing app until now.. I am unable to view the content on my phone and i don't know why. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the app but i am still not able to see the videos. It would be very helpful if the team could solve my issue. I am able to see the videos and even download it on my laptop but i am not able to access the videos via the app. Please help.
    more
  • A 5 Stars Website, A 3 Stars App May 29, 2018

    By همام زغدودي
    Personally I find Edx as a learning treasure, when I first found it I felt like stumbling in AliBaba’s cave. However the app experience is not that much pleasant, guys you can get inspiration from other learning platforms apps. If you have the chance to read my comment, I suggest 3 simple features that you can start with and make the app more attractive to learn in the go : 1) on the iPad (and it goes the same to the big phones) take advantage of screen real estate and organize courses as tiles that spread on all the screen. Scrolling waaaay down at the moment is not efficient. 2) on these tiles, add a progress bar that show where we are and the possibility to pick up where left off, also you can populate these nice tiles with important information like when course starts, ends, illegibility to certificate, current or archived... 3) add the possibility to fave a course without enrolling keeping the first tab only fir course that I’m taking and a fav tab for all the course that I’m willing to take. Hope you find my comment constructive and hope that I can see at least some of these features in future releases. Thank you, and keep the good courses coming.
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  • Sep 28, 2020

    By Kacey Stace
    I downloaded this app last week and even happily signed up to a chemistry course, however the IFrame tool that I need to use to do the course in the app or on the website, will not allow me to see the full screen on my phone, whether in full screen mode or not.. which is very frustrating.
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  • Offline content and re-logins are a mess Mar 4, 2020

    By José_luis
    I used to use this app about 2 years ago, but stopped using because the app was almost unusable in places without internet connection, even for offline content. Now, I’ve started using again and the same irritating bugs are still there, showing that this app does not receive any attention. The only time I have to watch courses is when I am in the subway, where internet connection does not exist, so it’s really painful to be in the middle of a video and it simply logs me out and asks to log in again. With no connection, it is not possible. Apart from that, only videos can be downloaded for offline study (when it works offline), all the rest of the content cannot. I have been seeing some courses that I would be interested in paying for the certificate, but studying the whole content offline in the iPhone is impossible, even for watching the videos.
    more
  • Nov 28, 2020

    By amit bhuyan
    Very unsupportive. Enrolled for a course but later found out to be an old course. And while when asked for a support and a guidance , not a single solution was given. so ultimately had to unsuscribed. Had a really bad experience.
    more

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