MIT and edX to offer certificates for course sequences

September 18, 2013

MITx, Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s MOOC courses offered on the non-profit edX platform, has announced that it will begin offering certificates for the successful completion of prescribed sequences of courses. Each XSeries will cover content equivalent to 2 to 4 traditional residential courses and take between 6 months and 2 years to complete. MITx will this fall begin to offer the first of these “XSeries” sequences, Foundations of Computer Science. EdX has also announced that beginning in spring 2014, it will be able to verify a student’s identity using webcam photos each time he/she passes a course. edX News ReleaseInside Higher EdChronicle of Higher Education