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EdX, a nonprofit learning destination, and Qualcomm Education, a subsidiary of wireless technology provider Qualcomm Inc has collaborated together to develop edX’s MOOC (massive open online course) mobile capabilities and enhance its open source platform to benefit around the world.
As part of the collaboration, Qualcomm Education will contribute engineering resources and will license elements of its SDK code, which edX will distribute to the Open edX community.
This collaboration with edX adds MOOC opportunities, which will be available for anyone with an internet connection and a device.
“We know that giving students 24/7 access to their learning materials, their teachers and each other can dramatically improve learning. The collaboration with edX is an important step toward expanding access through the power of the mobile platform, enabling the Qualcomm ‘Why Wait’ experience for students around the globe,” said Paul Jacobs, executive chairman, Qualcomm Inc.
EdX, which offers more than 500 courses from institutions like MITx, HarvardX, BerkeleyX and UTx, seeks to increase access to high-quality education by enhancing the online experience on mobile.
“We see a significant opportunity for mobile technology to help realize this goal. Mobile has transformed many industries and we anticipate it will do the same for education,” said Anant Agarwal, chief executive officer, edX, and professor, MIT.