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May the Fourth Be With You

Androids, Aerodynamics, and Avoiding the Dark Side: edX Courses for Star Wars fans It’s safe to say that the team at edX HQ has its fair share of Star Wars fans. This film franchise has everything: an epic hero-story that spans galaxies, family angst that spans generations, a mystical force that transcends good and evil, and perhaps most importantly: robots, rockets, aliens, and lasers. Here...

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03 May 2017
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We’d like to thank the Academics: Oscars Night with MOOCs

The biggest night in awards season is upon us, and we’ve compiled our recommendations for your red carpet MOOCs. The Academy Awards recognize achievements in film – a medium which reflects societal shifts, fresh historical perspectives, and advances in technology, just like MOOCs. To add more depth to your Oscars viewing, enroll in one of these free edX courses. And the MOOC nominees are… The Martian Few things...

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24 Feb 2016
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Q&A with Penn professor of IP Law

From patent trolls to copyrighting hashtags, intellectual property can be daunting and complex. This Tuesday, February 2, ask your questions about intellectual property law of R. Polk Wagner, who will be teaching Intellectual Property Law and Policy – Part 1: IP and Patent Laws course on edX. AMA means “Ask Me Anything.” Questions about IP law, policy, current events, research and more, are all fair...

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26 Jan 2016
Creativity & Entrepreneurship AMA
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Q&A with BerkleeICE Director Panos Panay

Leverage your creativity to build a business with expert guidance from BerkleeICE Director Panos Panay. This Wednesday, January 27, ask your questions of Panos Panay, head of Berklee’s Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship (BerkleeICE). He is currently teaching Creativity and Entrepreneurship course on edX. AMA means “Ask Me Anything.” Questions about entrepreneurship, creativity, the music industry, his research, and more, are all fair game. (Current students,...

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25 Jan 2016
reddit AMA: Tsunamis and Storm Surges
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Q&A with Professor Tomoya Shibayama

What causes tsunamis? How can we better prepare? What questions do you have about tsunamis and storm surges? This Thursday, January 21, ask your questions of Tomoya Shibayama, who is currently teaching Waseda University’s Tsunamis and Storm Surges: Introduction to Coastal Disasters MOOC on edX. AMA means “Ask Me Anything.” Questions about tsunamis, storm surges, the professor’s research, and more, are fair game. (Current students,...

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19 Jan 2016
reddit AMA: Natural Disasters
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Natural Disasters: Reddit AMA with McGill Professors John Gyakum and John Stix

Natural Disasters occur everywhere. What causes natural disasters? How can you avoid them? How do governments and individuals prepare? Are we doing enough? Ask your questions about natural disasters this Tuesday, January 19. Head to r/iAMA to ask your questions of John Gyakum and John Stix, who are currently teaching McGill University’s Natural Disasters MOOC on edX. AMA means “Ask Me Anything.” Questions about natural...

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12 Jan 2016
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Five Facts to Share with Family this Holiday Season

Head home for the holidays with edX Holiday gatherings can be relaxing, stressful, or dull – depending on the crowd, of course. If conversation hits a lull with your coworkers or closest of kin, these facts might spark up a little lively debate. #1: Traveling for the holidays? If you’re flying in the United States, you’re one in 5.7 million. What engineering is required to...

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24 Dec 2015
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12 Days of Christmas: edX Edition

Gifts that keep on giving: Free edX courses With the holidays well underway, we are glad to offer a MOOC perspective on the popular carol, The 12 Days of Christmas. While this blog post may be tongue in cheek, the courses featured are rigorous, quality education from the world’s top institutions. So, register now and enjoy an in-depth look at drumming, dancing and other carol-related activities. Twelve...

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22 Dec 2015
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A Christmas Carol in History

At 172 years old, A Christmas Carol withstands the test of time. Whichever holiday you celebrate – or if you abstain altogether – A Christmas Carol‘s lessons of selflessness and self-reflection are universal, and the story greatly influenced historical traditions. Read on for six facts about the classic novella from our resident Dickens expert, UC Berkeley Professor Maggie Sokolik, and enroll in “A Christmas Carol”...

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21 Dec 2015
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Proversity Closes $1.6M in Funding

Funding for Open edX contributor will support innovation in online learning We’re thrilled to share that Proversity, an early adopter of the Open edX platform, has closed a $1.6M investment round from RSBC Financial Services, an international technology venture capital firm based in London, UK. Read Proversity’s full announcement here. Proversity is a London-based MOOC provider, focused on skills training and professional development, and notably...

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08 Dec 2015