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Notice of the Special Assistance Program Against COVID-19 Through edX and Coursera

2020.04.27(Mon) - 2020.09.30(Wed) Closing Date 2020.06.29(Mon) TODAY UTokyo members only Facebook Twitter Line

Event Overview

The current spread of the new coronavirus is critically impacting university education worldwide, and many institutions are taking the effort to support students. Global Massively Open Online Courses (MOOC) platforms, such as edX (https://www.edx.org/) and Coursera (https://www.coursera.org/), are offering special assistance programs to provide online learning opportunities to students facing challenges.

For a limited time, the special assistance program of edX and Coursera will offer free access to MOOCs. Such programs from participating universities worldwide are open to students, faculty, and staff, who can register in more than 4,800 MOOCs free of charge until completion (typically free only for the lecture video audit). The University of Tokyo supports the purpose of these programs and offers free courses that are currently available on edX and Coursera.

This scheme is an excellent opportunity to learn with students from all over the world if one’s planned study abroad has been postponed or if one has considered studying abroad and wishes to undertake a trial course (completion of the MOOC is designated as an activity under the certification requirements of the Go Global Gateway certificate program).

If you would like to participate in this program, please fill out the application form after perusing the following guidelines for use.

Information

Time & date(s) 2020.04.27(Mon) - 2020.09.30(Wed)
edX Remote Access Program
A total of 1,082 courses from 60 universities and institutions are available for free as of April 7; however, paid degree programs are ineligible. Apply the coupon code at the time of regular edX course enrolment to take the course for free.
Period: Courses registered by June 30 are free of charge until completion.
How to apply: Please fill out the application form below. The administrator will send a coupon code after processing the registration. The coupon code for the course enrolment must be redeemed on the edX website.
Application deadline: Course registration will be open by 9 a.m. on June 29 (JST).

Coursera Coronavirus Response Initiative
Students can take 3,800 courses (barring paid degree programs) free of charge (courses are offered on Coursera for Campus). Students can enroll in any course after registration.
Period: Courses registered by July 31 will be available for free until September 30.
How to apply: Please fill out the application form. The administrator will register for the program and send a notification via email after registration is complete. Please register for the course you want to take from the catalog.
Application deadline: Registration will be carried out for applications by 9 a.m. on July 30 (JST).
Venue Online at edX or Coursera
Who should participate UTokyo members only
Language English
Registration Link to application form (common to edX and Coursera’s programs):
https://forms.gle/QtHWvX5iu9bxT7Uf9
Cost Free
Hosted by Center for Research and Development of Higher Education, The University of Tokyo
Contact mooc-contact[at]he.u-tokyo.ac.jp
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