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Edx?
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Hi everyone!

I have been hearing and reading a lot about a site called EdX, which is supposed to help students find and take courses that their schools do not offer. I would like to self study for an AP test or two - does anyone know if EdX is a helpful website for learning the material?

Thank you!

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@Jael_S2382 months ago

Great question...would love to hear other peoples' thoughts as I know nothing about Edx :)

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2 months ago

Hello! Yes, EdX is a really good website for learning a variety of material, since the majority of classes on EdX are classes offered by different universities in the U.S. and internationally. Lots of science and math courses that aren't offered at some high schools are available on EdX, like differential equations, linear algebra, biochemistry, neuroscience, and . There are also music, foreign language, leadership, and even cooking courses on EdX that are typically not offered at high schools.

To take courses on EdX, you can choose to pay for a certificate that you can add to your resume/applications or browse through course material for free without registering for a certificate. If you pay for the certificate, you will have access to course materials even after the course session ends, and you will be able to participate in graded assignments and exams that will determine your grade for the certificate. If you choose to take the course without registering for a certificate, you will have less time to access course materials, since the access to materials will expire for free learners before the course officially ends, and you will only be able to complete exercises in course modules (you won't be able to complete graded assignments).

I took a few different courses on EdX for the past few years, and I think they have been really helpful to learn new material and to review material covered in AP classes. Since a lot of universities offer classes, there are multiple alternate options for the same courses that you might want to take, so I think even enrolling in a few different courses over the same material as a free learner would be helpful to learn material, and if you want to get a certificate, you can choose out of the courses you registered for as a free learner to register for a certificate in. I enrolled in a few different courses for physics review and biology review as a free learner (I haven't registered for any certificates on EdX), and I think they have been really helpful for my high school classes. I also took a music class (World Music: Global Rhythms), which I really enjoyed.

Overall, I think EdX is a great platform to learn new material that you might not have access to in high school. You can also search up courses on MIT OpenCourseWare, which has lots of helpful materials, including lectures, notes, and practice problems for classes offered at MIT in previous years. I hope that answered your question! Happy learning!

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2 months ago

Yeah no a good website for this would be forage it also gives you certification and you can even use it as a job reference. hope this helped :)

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