EdX has launched fee-based professional education courses that will typically run for a few days to several weeks.
Course content will be geared toward employers and employees, and offer Verified Certificates of Achievement.
Price tags will vary: from a cost of $495 per student on Rice’s “Basics of Energy Sustainability” to $1,249 on MIT’s “Engaging with Innovation Ecosystems: The Corporate Perspective”. Revenue from these courses will be shared between edX and their partners. Employers buying the courses in bulk will receive a discount.
These courses will start in 2015 and will focus on subjects such as leadership, IT, business, engineering, communications, energy, medicine, big data, cybersecurity and innovation.
The first five courses (see the image above) have been created by MIT‘s Sloan School of Management, Rice University and Delft University of Technology. Harvard’s Vice Provost announced that this institution won’t take part in this professional education program.