edX to build new mobile learning experience

Collaboration will help edX increase access to education for millions around the world.

edx-mobileedX and Qualcomm Education, Inc., a global provider of wireless technology, today announced a collaboration aimed at further developing edX’s MOOC 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.

According to company statements, 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 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.

(Next page: More details about the new mobile collaboration)

Laura Ascione