EdX has partnered with Arizona State University to create Global
Freshman Academy, a first of its kind collaboration that offers full
university freshman level courses for credit.
The partnership was established to provide quality higher education opportunities to anyone, anywhere in the world.
The Global Freshman Academy will give learners anywhere in the world the opportunity to earn freshman-level university credit after successfully completing a series of digital immersion courses hosted on edX, designed and taught by leading scholars from ASU. By allowing students to learn, explore and complete courses before applying or paying for credit, the Global Freshman Academy reimagines the freshman year and reduces academic and monetary stress while opening a new path to a college degree for many students.
Global Freshman Academy Leadership Video
Arizona State University is one of the nation’s leading public research universities and is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world. Known for innovation and entrepreneurism, ASU has pioneered the model for a New American University with a focus on accessibility and quality education, training students to learn for a lifetime. According to its charter, ASU is “measured not by whom we exclude, but rather by whom we include and how they succeed; advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves.” By becoming a Charter member of edX, ASU joins such universities as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard, Caltech, Berkeley and Georgetown in a shared commitment to excellence in teaching and learning.
EdX is a nonprofit, open-source enterprise offering online courses from more than 65 member institutions, composed of both leading global universities and colleges and a diverse group of prominent organizations from around the world. Founded by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, edX is focused on transforming online and on-campus learning through groundbreaking methodologies, game-like experiences and cutting-edge research on an open-source platform. Based in Cambridge, MA, USA, edX is focused on people, not profit.
Source: edX Inc and edX Channel (YouTube)