NIIT, a management and training solutions company for corporates and individuals has partnered with edX, an online learning platform to introduce Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) module in both their platforms. MOOCs are distance education programs with courses that provide video lectures, reading material, and online user forums. The MOOC module will provide programs and courses in areas like programming languages including Python offered by Massachusetts Institute of Technology, HTML5 Offered by World Wide Web Consortium (W3C); data science & analytics from Columbia University, and data science & engineering courses from University of California, among others. Certified courses and programs For select courses, NIIT & edX will offer a pre-configured course content that includes MOOC modules, services from NIIT, and the certification exam from corresponding Institutional partner. The partnership claims to provide a student or the learner with a genuine certificate from the concerned institute/university. All courses will be offered jointly by NIIT in their learning centers and by edX on its online learning platform. These could be availed by students at the college, recent graduates or working professionals. Additionally, organizations and corporates in India can also avail MOOC course content through online and offline mediums by approaching NIIT or edX. About edX edX claims to be a non-profit, open-source learning platform offering online courses from more than 90 member institutions, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Berkeley University of California, among others. Partnership with IIM-B: In July 2015, IIM Bangalore (IIM-B) had launched a series of free Massive Open…
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