CourseTalk and edX Collaborate to Integrate Online Course Reviews Platform

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--()--CourseTalk, the leading search and discovery platform for learners to explore the broadest array of online courses, announced today that it has been selected as edX’s ratings and review platform. Students will be able to read and write peer reviews for all of the online courses within the edX course catalogue enabling prospective students to have more information about each course and course series.

This new collaboration between CourseTalk and edX will enhance the online education experience for students, professors, and universities around the world. Prospective students will be able to quickly evaluate if an online course is a good fit for them before they enroll by reading peer course reviews. Professors will be able to have their work recognized by past and current students, helping raise awareness of their courses and identifying best practices in online teaching and learning. By having students objectively review courses, universities gain recognition for their academic reputation with future students, and help increase demand for their growing selection of online courses.

“We’re very excited to work with edX to provide ratings and review access to an unprecedented number of online courses continuing CourseTalk’s position of being the leading innovator in the online learning space,” said Karen Francis, CEO and Chairman of AcademixDirect, parent company to CourseTalk. “Our collaboration with edX is one that can really help reshape how people learn online. We believe that having more information about courses during the selection process will result in higher satisfaction and completion rates for online courses thereby improving the ROI for everyone involved, including universities, professors, and students.”

Taking online courses can yield almost endless rewards – for a professional looking to further his or her career with skill development to an extracurricular learner wanting to broaden their horizons – but any educational program requires a commitment of time, energy and sometimes funds. These are not trivial commitments, and by having a robust review platform, students will be able to make informed decisions on selecting the right courses for them.

CourseTalk extends its review and rating solution through a proprietary widget that will be on every course description page within edX’s voluminous catalogue. It allows students to see the five-star rating system, the number of reviews submitted and excerpts from the most recent reviews. If students would like to access more detailed review information or submit a review of their own, they can click the widget and will be brought to the corresponding course page on CourseTalk.com.

“We are pleased to work with CourseTalk to offer our two million learners around the world a seamless way to rate and review their edX courses,” said Matt Malloy, edX vice president of marketing. “This valuable information will help students make better course selections while informing course teams as they develop future courses.”

About CourseTalk

Launched in 2012, CourseTalk is the leading search and discovery platform for learners to explore the broadest array of online courses. Our catalog spans across K-12, postsecondary, and professional development segments and it includes over 17,000 courses from more than 40 course provider platforms and 340 institutions. We connect students from over 210 countries with schools, professors, and resources that will help them to succeed and to find the right course from the right source. The site is also an ideal place for professors to get authentic feedback on their online courses and for universities and course providers to reach learners from around the world. For more information about partnering with CourseTalk, please contact us at info@coursetalk.com.

About AcademixDirect

As the leading innovator in education marketing, AcademixDirect, is a trusted partner creating tailored solutions to improve university enrollment. AcademixDirect is the parent company to CourseTalk, the world’s most comprehensive catalog of online courses and student-powered reviews. Through utilizing advanced technologies and a focused, customer-centric approach, AcademixDirect cultivates better ways to connect students with the schools and resources that they need to grow and succeed. AcademixDirect has been recognized by LeadsCouncil for three prestigious awards over the last few years voted by its customers including Best in Class Customer Service, Best in Class Conversion and Best in Class Transparency. As a result of this business success the company also achieved Inc. 500 status, Deloitte Fastest Growing Company and Silicon Valley Business Journal Growth awards.

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Adrian Richardson, 510-279-3778
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Release Summary

CourseTalk selected as edX’s ratings and review platform will allow students to read and write peer reviews for all of the online courses within the edX course catalogue.

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Contacts

Bite for CourseTalk
Adrian Richardson, 510-279-3778
Adrian.richardson@biteglobal.com