Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

In 2012 Harvard and MIT launched edX, a not-for-profit venture to deliver high-quality online learning opportunities to anyone with an Internet connection. MIT’s goals include expanding access to quality educational opportunities worldwide, enhancing on-campus education, and advancing understanding of teaching and learning through research. MIT’s effort to achieve these goals is known as MITx. MIT’s online courses delivered globally through edX are referred to as MITx on edX. The world refers to these courses as MOOCs — massive, open, online courses.

"Along with our partners, we are pursuing this broad experiment in online learning because we know that its results will have far-reaching impact.

– President Rafael Reif

Massive Open Online Courses offered by ORC Faculty

Dimitris Bertsimas

The Analytics Edge

In the last decade, the amount of data available to organizations has reached unprecedented levels. Data is transforming business, social interactions, and the future of our society. In this course, you will learn how to use data and analytics to give an edge to your career and your life. We will examine real world examples of how analytics have been used to significantly improve a business or industry. 

You can learn more about this MOOC here.

Patrick Jaillet and John Tsitsiklis

Introduction to Probability - The Science of Uncertainty

An introduction to probabilistic models, including random processes and the basic elements of statistical inference.

You can learn more about this MOOC here