-launches more than 300 free courses from edX-
Mumbai, INDIA – October 18, 2016— betterU, India’s largest e-learning marketplace, expanded its strategic collaboration with edX and created opportunity for millions of learners by adding more than 300 free edX programs on its platform. The collaboration brings more variety to the company’s existing offerings by providing access to a library of top universities from around the world. betterU’s vision to provide access to quality education across India is amplified through this association in lieu of edX’s reputation as a critical enabler for open access to education for everyone.
betterU, offering more than 6,500 courses on its platform seeks to partner with leading educators across all levels and sectors of education. “betterU is committed in its vision to provide access to quality education, in all essential forms and formats. We are delighted to have free courses from edX on our marketplace as it further expands our selection and range.” says Bradley Loiselle, CEO betterU. “Open learning is an exciting prospect in education and we are accommodating the new format on our marketplace to provide our users with a plethora of options across categories. We look forward to creating endless opportunities for Indians by using education as a tool.”
edX, a nonprofit learning destination, received over 7,50,000 registrations from India last year highlighting the growing demand and need for free programs in the Indian market. With more than 730,000 Indian learners, India comprises 11% of the edX learner base overall. Anant Agarwal, edX CEO and MIT Professor, said, “This new initiative expands upon edX’s collaboration with betterU. Reiterating the company’s focus on the Indian market, this association will enable hundreds of thousands of more individuals and institutions to discover and access edX. We believe that our joint mission with betterU to make education more accessible to everyone will gain momentum with this tie-up.”
In line with its strategic expansion, betterU has been partnering with the top global and Indian institutes and corporations. The company is revolutionizing the online learning space and has become the one stop shop for all learning related opportunities.
betterU, an online education technology company, aims to provide access to quality education from around the world in order to foster growth and opportunity to those who want to better their lives. The company plans to bridge the prevailing gap in the education and job industry and enhance the lives of its prospective learners by developing an integrated ecosystem. betterU’s offerings can be categorized into four broad functions: to compliment school programs with flexible KG-12 programs preparing children for next stage of education, to foster an exceptional educational environment by providing befitting skills that lead to a better career, to bridge the gap between one’s existing education and prospective job requirement by training them and lastly, to connect the end user to various job opportunities. For further information, please visit www.betteru.in
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. Since edX began in 2012, India has consistently remained the platform’s second largest learner base, underscoring the strong need for high-quality education in India and the enthusiasm of Indian learners. To foster continued growth and harness the vast potential in the region, edX has appointed Amit Goyal as Country Head to grow and deepen commitments to edX Indian partners, collaborators and learners.