Anant Agarwal Archive

edX Bullish on India, Expands to Accelerate Growth and Further Mission in Region

Appoints Amit Goyal as Country Head Deepens commitment to India partners and edX learners India, May 04th, 2016 – EdX (, the nonprofit online learning destination founded by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), recognizing India as a high-priority market for online education, reinforces its commitment to the region by expanding operations.

Top human rights experts to offer cutting edge course with ‘something for everyone’

The free online courses will be designed by human rights and education experts from across Amnesty International and will be launched in Fall 2015 on the edX platform. India  is home to the largest population of edX learners outside of the United States with about 450,000 learners from India This will be the first MOOC

EdX and Qualcomm to build the next generation mobile learning experience

 Collaboration will help edX increase access to education for millions around the world.    New Delhi — May 14, 2015 — EdX, a nonprofit learning destination, and Qualcomm Education, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), the leading global provider of wireless technology, today announced a collaboration to further develop edX’s MOOC (massive open

EdX and Arizona State University offer Alternative Entry into Higher Education

The Global Freshman Academy will give learners anywhere in the world the opportunity to earn 1st year university credit   Courses taught by leading scholars will provide a well-designed, interdisciplinary curriculum.   New Delhi, April 30, 2015 — Arizona State University and edX, two leaders in interactive online education, announce the Global Freshman Academy, a first-of-its-kind program that offers a unique

How to bring less educated learners to MOOCs: Moving the needle on MOOC learner demographics- Anant Agarwal, CEO, edX

MOOCs have been faulted for missing an important mark by catering to learners who already possess college degrees. On edX 66% of learners already have degrees, while the reported percentage goes as high as 80% on other MOOC platforms. As a nonprofit, we continue to focus on our mission to increase access to education and