The University of Maryland (UMD) Project Management Center for Excellence has transformed its approach to online education by working with the edX platform to deliver its Agile Project Management Professional Certificate program at a global scale.
EdX is a nonprofit, open-source learning destination that offers online educational programs and courses in alliance with more than 130 member institutions, comprised of both leading global universities and colleges, and a diverse group of prominent organizations from around the world. Founded by Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and based in Cambridge, MA, edX is focused on transforming online and classroom learning through groundbreaking methodologies, game-like educational experiences and cutting-edge research on an open-source platform.
The response has been overwhelming since the September 2018 launch of the Agile Project Management Professional Certificate. The first course of the five-part series, Applied Scrum for Project Management, has 15,252 enrolled learners worldwide (as of 13 February 2019) and has a five-star rating on Class Central, which is the #1 search engine for free online courses.
Class Central listed Agile Leadership Principles, the fourth course in UMD’s Agile Project Management Professional Certificate, 3rd among their top 10 MOOCs (out of ~3,400) for January 2019. The honor was bestowed alongside MOOCs offered by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Harvard University; University of California, Berkeley; Princeton University; Yale University; University of Michigan; and others.
“We are honored to work with The University of Maryland to offer a Professional Certificate program in Agile Project Management,” said Anant Agarwal, edX CEO and MIT Professor. “We’ve heard from our global community of learners that they are seeking courses to help them advance their careers. Professional Certificate programs on edX deliver career-relevant education in a flexible, affordable way, by focusing on the critical skills industry leaders and successful professionals are seeking today.”
To learn more about this program, please visit the UMD website.