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10 Most Popular edX Courses in 2016

As the year comes to a close, we take a look back at our ten most popular courses of 2016, as selected by you, our learners. Our list, based on total enrollments and learner ratings, showcases your favorite courses and what you’ve had to say about them: 10. The Science of Happiness – UC BerkeleyX (Starts January 3, Self-Paced) Learner rating: 4.5/5 “This was an incredible experience....

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15 Dec 2016
in Careers, Featured Courses

Improving Classrooms, Schools, and Educational Systems: Leading Educational Innovation and Improvement MicroMasters

This is a guest blog posts from Donald Peurach, Associate Professor of Educational Policy, Leadership, and Innovation in the School of Education, University of Michigan and James DeVaney, Associate Vice Provost for Academic Innovation, University of Michigan. The moment is ripe for renewal and reinvention in public education, in the United States and around the world. Social, economic, and political dynamics are creating needs and opportunities...

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Javier: Widening My Perspective on Google’s Supply Chain

We are excited to continue to share learner stories from the MITx Supply Chain Management MicroMasters program that demonstrate how MicroMasters programs are helping people improve their lives and advance their careers. Today, Javier, a learner from Seattle, Washington, explains how the Supply Chain Management MicroMasters program has helped him gain a new and renewed perspective on his work as a member of Google’s Supply Chain...

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07 Dec 2016
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Obehi: Discovering a New Passion with MicroMasters

We are excited to continue to share learner stories from the MITx Supply Chain Management MicroMasters program that demonstrate how MicroMasters programs are helping people improve their lives and advance their careers. Today, Obehi, a learner from Nigeria, explains how the Supply Chain Management MicroMasters program has helped him discover his passion in the field. Check out other MicroMasters learner stories from Jes, Danaka, and...

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01 Dec 2016
in Featured Courses, MOOC Tips

Self-Paced Courses: Convenient, Flexible and On Your Own Time

Want to develop your professional skillset? Eager to explore your interests? Learn something new? In an ideal world, these are all things we would like to do. Naturally, we want to advance our careers and expand our knowledge base, but many of us feel constrained by a number of obstacles – the biggest being time. Fitting education into a busy schedule can seem like an impossible...

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09 Nov 2016
in Education Leaders

EdX Partners Top U.S. News & World Report Best Global Universities Rankings

EdX founders, Harvard and MIT, top the list of best global universities. Recently, U.S. News & World Report released its 2017 rankings of the Best Global Universities, and among the top ten universities are edX partners UC Berkeley, Caltech, Princeton University and Columbia University, as well as edX founders Harvard and MIT, who claim the top two spots on the list. EdX’s global consortium of partners is...

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03 Nov 2016
in Learner Stories

Bill: Improving my career and helping others make better business decisions

We are thrilled to share learner stories from the MITx Supply Chain Management MicroMasters program that show how MicroMasters programs are helping people improve their lives and advance their careers.  Today, Bill, a seasoned industry professional and Supply Chain leader at a Fortune 300 manufacturing company, explains how the Supply Chain Management program is helping him stay current in his field and how it is a valuable tool for new professionals entering...

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20 Oct 2016
in Education Leaders, Events

EdX Celebrates World Teachers’ Day 2016

Is there a teacher that’s had a significant impact on your life? Join us in thanking them today on #WorldTeachersDay as we commend educators from all over the world! World Teachers’ Day, celebrated every October 5 since 1994, is an opportunity to recognize and appreciate teachers for the essential role they play in the development of our global society. On October 5, 1966, the UNESCO/ILO Recommendation...

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05 Oct 2016
in Education Leaders

EdX Partners Top Times Higher Education World University Rankings

Learn from the best!  Times Higher Education (THE) recently released its 2016-17 World University Rankings list, and we’re excited to announce that eight of the world’s top 10 universities are edX partners! Among the top 10 are Caltech, MIT, Harvard University, Princeton University, Imperial College London, ETH Zurich, UC Berkeley, and University of Chicago – with even more edX partners appearing on the full list....

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04 Oct 2016
in Careers, Featured Courses

The Highest Paying Programming Languages of 2016

With hundreds of programming languages in existence, it can be difficult to determine which ones are actually worth your time – particularly if you’re just starting out. Many young coders prefer to begin by learning a language that’s relatively easy to pick up, but the wisest coders will learn those which are in the highest demand and have the potential to lead to a high paying job. ...

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14 Sep 2016