Oxford University Launches its First Course on the edX Platform

After joining the edX Consortium as a charter member, Oxford University’s first MOOC will be placed on the edX platform.

The course “From Poverty to Prosperity: Understanding Economic Development”, scheduled to start on February 2017 and currently open for enrollment, will be mostly taught by Professor Sir Paul Collier, one of the word’s leading scholars on the question of inequality.

This 12 to 18 hour, free course will elaborate on the factors that influence economic development as well as the role of the government and the external conditions that can contribute to the progress of nations.

Ngaire Woods, Blavatnik School of Government’s Dean, said the online course will be “an effective way to expand access to knowledge beyond the classrooms of Oxford”.