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The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) - W3Cx

EdX is an online learning platform offering free access to a wide range of courses, including MOOC. In collaboration with The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) - W3Cx, the mission of EdX is to enhance the experience of online and on-campus study, enabling students worldwide to advance skills required either for a job or for a university application.

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History

Founded in 1994 by the inventor of the Web, Tim Berners-Lee, W3C has successfully overseen processes of issue raising, design, consensus building and testing resulting in over 335 technical standards that make the Web work. Success stories include HTML5, XML, CSS and Web accessibility guidelines.

Education

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is an international consortium where Member organizations, a full-time staff, and the public work together to develop Web standards and guidelines designed to ensure long-term growth for the Web. W3C's goal is for the Web to connect humanity in a way that makes access to knowledge more efficient and equitable.

Research

W3C, as a non-profit organization, is hosted by the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (MIT CSAIL) in the USA, the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM) headquartered in France, Keio University in Japan, and Beihang University in China, and has additional Offices worldwide. Over 390 organizations are Members of the Consortium. 

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