Edx Join Hands With Amnesty To Offer Online Courses From Human Rights Experts
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Edx, an online learning platform, has tied up with Amnesty International to establishing an online platform for human rights education globally. Also, edX and Amnesty International will offer online courses from Amnesty’s global human rights experts.
Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International, said, “From the seasoned activist who wants to learn more about human rights, to the technology entrepreneur whose interest has been piqued by the surveillance and privacy debate these new courses will have something for everyone".
Amnesty International will offer a series of MOOCs over the next several years, starting in Fall 2015.
Founded by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, EdX is a nonprofit, open-source enterprise offering online courses from more than 60 institutions, composed of both leading global universities and colleges and a diverse group of prominent organisations from around the world. It is focused on transforming online and on-campus learning through groundbreaking methodologies, game-like experiences and cutting-edge research on an open-source platform. Based in Cambridge, MA, USA, edX is focused on people, not profit.
“EdX and Amnesty International are closely aligned in our shared mission to increase educational opportunities worldwide”, said Anant Agarwal, CEO edX and MIT professor. “For this reason, we are honoured to play a key part in providing high quality human rights education to learners across the globe. We hope that our global platform, with more than 4 million people from every country in the world, will be an ideal place for the organization to amplify its message of justice for all."