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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.
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  • Jul 30, 2020

    By Lovin Babu
    Essential features missing. I have been using mobile application. It doesn't have any option to continue from which slide/topic which you'd been studying lastly, it just does the main topic which you'd last accessed. Another major disadvantage is that it doesn't have an option to control the video quality. This make me to waste a lot of time for buffering
    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
  • Jul 14, 2020

    By ЯR
    Much thanks to the creators for curating such an amazing app. Interface is nice and simple and inables the user to navigate through the app with no complications. But currently I'm encountering one problem: currently I'm taking a course about sustainable architecture and when I tried to take the exam for week 1 it says that the page is unavailable, even though it opened and showed me the test earlier on that day.
    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.
    more
  • Aug 4, 2020

    By Darryl Manning
    The course content was great but there where alot of technical issue along the way and when it came to the final exam it all fell apart and they where completely incapable of actually marking the whole exam so I lost a big chunk of the grade due to there incompetence. So take the free stuff but don't waste any money on a certificate
    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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  • Jul 28, 2020

    By queen penguin88
    Didn't know I had to pay to take the quizzes. Thought that was part of the FREE courses. The information I'm learning, I could Google and get the same results, and thats free. The whole point of downloading this app for me was to see if I could manage classes studying for tests, homework, taking notes, with a newborn and 4 other children WHILE home schooling them. No point if I am not required to actually take a test unless I pay for it. Thanks but never mind!
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  • 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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  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
  • Jul 25, 2020

    By Phoenix Flowers
    Just used the app to enroll and begin my first course provided by edx. And just WOW! After perusing the course info, watching the welcome video and taking the pre-course survey I am excited. The app so far seems reliable on my Android phone so lugging around a tablet or notebook/laptop doesn't appear to be necessary at all when on the go. In addition, everything about the app is clean, simple and easy to navigate. Definitely 5*'s
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  • Jul 25, 2020

    By Steven Williams
    The courses are "VERY" informative, packed full of technical knowledge. Only drawback is most course instructors have "STRONG" ethnic accents, often making it hard to understand what they are saying. I just wish there was the availability to have an audible book/choice as well.
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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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  • Jul 14, 2020

    By ЯR
    Much thanks to the creators for curating such an amazing app. Interface is nice and simple and inables the user to navigate through the app with no complications. But currently I'm encountering one problem: currently I'm taking a course about sustainable architecture and when I tried to take the exam for week 1 it says that the page is unavailable, even though it opened and showed me the test earlier on that day.
    more
  • Jul 25, 2020

    By Faran Ahmad Siddiqui
    Wow wow wow...... Best Online cources. Any word would't be enough to describe how great the experience is but the thing that concerns is Internet data usage, 1.6 GB for just 1.5hrs of streaming experience, data consumption is exceptionally very high. I guess the reason behind is streaming quality can't be lowered or set to other than the default provided. Also it seems the video is not compressed to its best, every detailing is great ....! Other than this everything is as perfect as it can be.
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  • Rating for edX Jun 26, 2020

    By asdbjbf
    this is a great app. So many amazing courses, many of which had excelled my knowledge and skills. If you think you are too young to take college courses on here, as a former middle schooler, don’t. The courses are for anyone with the ability to stay on track and have a decent work routine. I have but only one problem with the app. Oftentimes, i find myself logged out when i have never even logged out if the app, which can be annoying sometimes. Ps. i definitely recommend taking the harvard cs50 course. When you are done it will be a 380 jump for your brain. Absolutely fantastic. The enthusiastic professor is very engaging and the class work is easy to follow along with. Love it!
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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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  • Good, but not without error Jan 14, 2019

    By AspiringIce
    So far in my experience with edX, I can definitively say that it’s one of the best educational apps on the App Store. Personally, I think that the website looks and feels better than the app because of a minor bug I found with the app. When viewing a video is full screen, the bar at the top that displays time, battery, etc is still visible, except it’s still orientated as if the device were being held vertically as with normal use. Is there any fix for this or will I have to wait for a bug fix or something? Also, I can’t use the offline mode for the app, it just keeps trying to load the online mode.
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  • Jul 30, 2020

    By Lovin Babu
    Essential features missing. I have been using mobile application. It doesn't have any option to continue from which slide/topic which you'd been studying lastly, it just does the main topic which you'd last accessed. Another major disadvantage is that it doesn't have an option to control the video quality. This make me to waste a lot of time for buffering
    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.
    more
  • Jul 29, 2020

    By Anirban Kopty
    Many drawbacks in the app : 1. When watching offline, a bar regarding offline blocks the video seeker portion, so that the video can't be manipulated instead of the two buttons in the landscape mode! 2. The video while playing if paused or played or seek changed, it turns full screen landscape mode to shorter portrait mode when watched by placing the phone vertically but watched in landscape, this is annoying to watch any video! Information is really great, but the app has its issues
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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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  • Jun 26, 2020

    By Kanishk Shetty
    I have a serious problem when it comes to saving your progress while doing any course. To explain this let's take an example wherein,I am watching a video lecture on a device(say a phone) and I chose to proceed to the next video on another device (say a tab) with the same edx account .The fact that I have watched the previous video on the phone is not verified on the tab. Infact, this problem has also left me confused as to whether I have to continue with the course on the same device or not.
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  • 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
  • Jul 28, 2020

    By queen penguin88
    Didn't know I had to pay to take the quizzes. Thought that was part of the FREE courses. The information I'm learning, I could Google and get the same results, and thats free. The whole point of downloading this app for me was to see if I could manage classes studying for tests, homework, taking notes, with a newborn and 4 other children WHILE home schooling them. No point if I am not required to actually take a test unless I pay for it. Thanks but never mind!
    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.
    more
  • Aug 4, 2020

    By Clark Evander Manicad
    The app is very buggy. Some slides are not showing anything if not incomplete. I think essential features are not working or are missing. I had to use the browser but that's not convenient on mobile.
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  • Very little value Mar 4, 2019

    By cheeriegirl
    Some videos will play in the app, others will not. There’s no way to edit your responses/comments after adding, not to mention, when you’re ready to post, the app defaults to the question tab and you have to remember to manually swipe over to the discussion tab. Instead it would be better, if I could decide (through radial buttons) if my response/comment fits a question or discussion. Also as another reviewer mentioned, tapping on active links takes you to the website where you can then read/download material. And, the app is not fully functional. In the help documentation, EdX recommends taking quizzes and other graded assignments on a computer web browser. Sigh ...
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  • Aug 4, 2020

    By Darryl Manning
    The course content was great but there where alot of technical issue along the way and when it came to the final exam it all fell apart and they where completely incapable of actually marking the whole exam so I lost a big chunk of the grade due to there incompetence. So take the free stuff but don't waste any money on a certificate
    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
  • edX is a scam Nov 20, 2019

    By Fuzzy Reviews
    edX is a scam. It positions itself as a free education provider which it is not. The site is clearly designed to make it very difficult to find the free content and complete the courses. After you find the free content, known as “audit access,” and sign up you get six weeks to complete coursework that takes much longer to finish. Also, the “audit access” content comes without many of the perks (such as graded assignments, unlimited access, and a course certificate of completion which can be used on a job search or LinkedIn) of paid access which is known as “verified certificate.” And edX makes it abundantly clear that it wants you to pay with frequent prompts to “upgrade to verified certificate.” Try MIT OpenCourseWare if you want truly free top-notch coursework.
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  • Excellent classes, crappy support Jun 22, 2020

    By MikeNoLike
    They are incapable of solving a dashboard error common to iPad users, and didn’t seem to care that it was an ongoing issue. I also completed a certificate class in January 2019, which listed certificates would be available in July 2019. July 2019 came and went, and the certificate didn’t pop up. I contacted support repeatedly and got one FAQ after another telling me how to find the certificate (I know how, I have a handful of them via edX). Now enough time has passed that my verification has lapsed (I won’t re-verify until they provide the certificates I earned), and now they have fallen back on that as an excuse. So, great classes, but don’t expect help, if anything technological goes wrong.
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  • Thank you but what? Oct 8, 2019

    By Boredomfalls
    I love this concept. And I greatly appreciate what you’re trying to do. I’ve been trying to take full advantage but downloading your app is pointless because every section of every course tells me that it can’t be displayed in mobile. So I open it up in my web browser safari and half of them still won’t load. So I download Chrome. Nothing. Firefox? Again nothing. I greatly appreciate trying to make advanced education more readily available. But I work all the time. All I want to do is listen to some lectures while I’m driving or doing other stuff I can’t be lookin at my phone for. But I can’t even bring them up on my phone.
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