In 2012, Harvard and MIT came together with the groundbreaking idea to create edX, a nonprofit online learning platform that would convene a group of institutions to reimagine education as we knew it. At the time, our society was facing many of the education challenges that we are familiar with today: limited access to high quality learning experiences, skills gaps caused by rapid technological change, and prohibitive cost and time commitment required to gain advanced knowledge and credentials.
edX was created to discover solutions to these challenges, with a mission focused on three central pillars:
- Expanding access to high-quality education to everyone, everywhere
- Reimagining education both on-campus and online
- Improving teaching and learning outcomes through research
Earlier this year, the edX team sat down to reflect on the action that we have taken since 2012, when we decided to address these challenges head on. What came out of that discussion was our very first Impact Report. The report charts our story, exploring the innovative milestones that edX and our partners have pioneered together and sharing our vision around transforming education.
I invite you to read and share the full report and explore the journey we’ve embarked upon with our partners and with you, our learners. It has been an incredible seven years so far and I look forward to the work we will continue to do together as we further the edX mission.
Thank you to the entire edX global community for being a part of our movement!
21 Nov 2019