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u.lab MOOCs: Inspiring Change Around the World

This post originally ran on MIT’s Office of Digital Learning (ODL) blog. u.lab is a series of edX courses that strengthen the capacity of individuals, communities, institutions and systems to respond to the increasing flow of disruptive challenges we face across all social systems and societies today. We do this through a highly experiential pedagogy in which participants identify an issue or challenge that matters...

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02 Dec 2016
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Personalised Learning: Teaching in the Age of Technology

Teaching today is a very different practice to what it was just a decade ago. Kindergarden to year 12 teachers have needed to keep up with a rapidly changing world to ensure their students are prepared for it. Like many other institutions, education has turned to technology to bring teaching into the 21st century. With technology, the classroom has become an immersive learning space, and...

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03 Nov 2016
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From Pac-Man to Pokémon Go: The Role of a Video Game Designer

We love video games because they take us out of our own reality and immerse us in an engaging experience. Whether you’re behind the scope of a rifle as you fight in an interstellar war in Halo, manage a farm and its crop development in Farmville, or strategize your gameplay in Tetris, there is a gaming escape for everyone. From console games to smartphones, the...

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27 Oct 2016
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From Medicine to Multimedia: 5 Surprising Career Paths in Drawing and Illustration

The traditional image of a full-time artist struggling to make ends meet while toiling in front of a canvas may be becoming a thing of the past. So, what does a career in drawing look like in the technologically advanced and content rich world we live in? As we consume more visual forms of media across a broad range of devices, opportunities for those with...

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Cutting-edge Innovations Drive Cybersecurity Training

We live in a world where everything is vulnerable. Billions of devices are now connected, each with valuable information that bad actors are aggressively looking to exploit. A host of new tools may now be available but they are optimized to address yesterday’s challenges. The second one problem is fixed a new one arises. What if we could develop language level techniques that remove entire...

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Reddit AMA with MicroMasters Program Leaders—Discussing the New Innovative Master’s-Level Credential

UPDATE: The Reddit AMA is now live. Click here.  What is a MicroMasters credential? How does a MicroMasters program advance my career and accelerate a Master’s Degree? Along with 14 of our global university partners, edX launched the MicroMasters credential, a new category of Master’s-level online education to advance careers in the most in-demand fields—from UX and Artificial Intelligence, to Business Management and Supply Chain...

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03 Oct 2016
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Filosofía, Ciencia, Educación, Derecho, Informática e Historia: Cursos de UAMx en edX!

¡Embárcate en uno de estos siete cursos de la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid en edX! Desde la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) te damos una nueva oportunidad para realizar siete de nuestros cursos en español. Estos cursos tratan sobre algunas de las materias más relevantes que se imparten en nuestra universidad, específicamente proyectados para ser impartidos online gracias al esfuerzo conjunto de nuestros profesores y...

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UX Research & Design MicroMasters: Developing Great User Experiences from Concept to Prototype

This is a guest blog post from Mark Newman, Associate Professor, School of Information, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan (@nooom) and James DeVaney, Associate Vice Provost for Academic Innovation, University of Michigan (@devaneygoblue). Successful products deliver great experiences for their users. Increasingly, businesses across all industries are recognizing that User Experience Research and Design are critical to success, and as a result...

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The Future of Data Science: Q&A with MIT Professional Education’s Devavrat Shah

In this guest blog post, Devavrat Shah, co-director of MIT Professional Education’s new online course, Data Science: Data to Insights, discusses the evolution of new technologies and how data science professionals can ensure their skill set remains comprehensive and able to meet challenges as they arise in the digital marketplace. We are in the midst of a digital revolution. The amount of data being generated...

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How to Write an Effective CV – 5 Steps From the Experts

This guest post was written by Keenan Manning, a Project Associate at the English Language Centre of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Keenan is part of the team in the upcoming English at Work in Asia: Job Applications, CVs and Cover Letters, and English at Work in Asia: Preparing for a Job Interview on edX, starting as self-paced on 12 September 2016. You’ve seen an advertisement for...

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07 Sep 2016