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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

EdX and Qualcomm to build the next generation mobile learning experience

Photo: Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
EdX, a nonprofit learning destination, and Qualcomm Education, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated QCOM, +2.28% the leading global provider of wireless technology, today announced a collaboration to further develop edX's MOOC (massive open online course) mobile capabilities and enhance its open source platform to benefit connected learners 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. 

edX & Qualcomm Education, Building a New Place to Learn

This collaboration brings together two industry leaders who share a common vision that mobile technologies are a critical enabler for open access to education for everyone. Together they will harness the power of more than 7 billion mobile connections globally, with more than 1 million being added daily, to meet the growing demand for mobile learning. 

EdX, offering more than 500 courses from the world's best universities, colleges and institutions, including MITx, HarvardX, BerkeleyX and UTx, seeks to increase access to high-quality education by enhancing the online experience on mobile.

"As a leading MOOC provider, edX is committed to expanding access to education for everyone and to drive new ways of learning. We see a significant opportunity for mobile technology to help realize this goal," said Anant Agarwal, chief executive officer, edX, and professor, MIT. "Mobile has transformed many industries and we anticipate it will do the same for education. The ability for edX students to take their coursework with them, access it as they go about their day, use collaborative tools to enhance student engagement, and mobile devices to create new learning experiences, is the next frontier for learning worldwide."

To learn more about edX, visit To learn more about Qualcomm's commitment to improving education, please visit

Source: MarketWatch and Qualcomm Channel (YouTube)

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