January 29, 2022

Oxford is Partnering with edX to Launch University’s First MOOC

From U. of Oxford:

The University has announced a new development in its Digital Education Strategy: a partnership with edX which means that, as from today, people can start to enrol for its first massive open online course.

As part of the agreement between the University of Oxford and edX, Oxford will offer a massive open online course (MOOC) from February 2017.


The first MOOC course, ‘From Poverty to Prosperity: Understanding Economic Development’, is freely available for enrolment on edx.org. It will be led by Sir Paul Collier, Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government. The course will examine the vital role that governments play in boosting economic development through video lectures, case studies, comparative analysis and a range of other learning activities. The MOOC is aimed at anyone with an interest in economic development, from university students and people working in government and NGOs, through to education and business professionals, and active and engaged citizens who are passionate about the development of their countries. Enrolment opens today, and participants need no specific academic qualifications.


The MOOC enrolment to ‘From Poverty to Prosperity: Understanding Economic Development’ is open now. The course will last for six weeks, with learners expected to spend two to three hours a week on the course. After the offering period, the course will remain open and accessible to the public to view the contents (video lectures, case studies, readings) and to take the multiple choice questions but no interaction with peers or instructional staff will be possible.

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