Qualcomm Backs Online Education Effort

San Diego-based Qualcomm is backing edX, a nonprofit provider of online, massive open online course (MOOC) technology, the two said this morning. According to the companies, Qualcomm subsidiary Qualcomm Education will help edX develop its technology, by contributing engineering resources and licensing its SDK code to edX. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. edX develops online course software to more than 60 institutions, including MIT, Harvard, and Berkeley.