“The University of Tokyo’s Coursera website” “edX UTokyoX website”
Online courses available for everyone to use.

Features of UTokyo MOOC

MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) are courses shared on the Internet that people can take inexpensively or free of charge. Participants from across the world carry out their studies through class videos, online tests, and other methods. Courses last a few weeks or months, and a certificate will be issued to those who pass the course by achieving certain grades.

In addition to edX and Coursera, provided in English, platforms that offer courses in other languages, such as JMOOC in Japan, have become available since 2012.

UTokyo is the first to launch courses on Coursera in Japan, starting with two in September 2013, and now offers 21 courses (10 on Coursera and 11 on edX) as of May 2023. (The University of Tokyo MOOC)

University of Tokyo Coursera
edX UTokyoX

MOOC Platforms

UTokyo shares online courses on two types of platforms: Coursera and edX. These MOOC platforms host over 30 million enrolled participants, enabling higher education to be provided on a global scale.

The University of Tokyo’s Coursera website

  • An online course platform created by Stanford University
  • There are 117 participating universities and institutions from around the world.

edX UTokyoX Website

  • Created by Harvard University and MIT(Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  • Offers courses free of charge across a wide range of fields with the aim of education and learning

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