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Using the Power of Social Media to Find Your Next Job

Why edX Certificates Can Help Your Job Search and How to Add Them to Your LinkedIn Profile. On the hunt for a new job? Looking to switch careers? If you’re actively searching and applying to jobs, adding an edX certificate to your LinkedIn profile can help highlight to future employers your latest skills and achievements. With an increasingly competitive job market, it’s important to set...

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04 Jan 2017
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edX: The Gift of Education

Talent is Universal, Opportunity is Not. This holiday season, give the gift of education. In need of a last minute gift idea? Donate to edX this year and support free education for everyone, everywhere. Your donation will help support our nonprofit mission and help improve lives of learners around the world. You can also invite your friends and family to join you in one of more than...

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22 Dec 2015
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An edX Engineer Weighs In: Learning to Code with Python

One of edX’s earliest and most popular courses is scheduled to re-launch on January 13: MIT’s 6.00.1x Introduction to Computer Science and Programming Using Python —we asked edX Engineer Ned Batchelder to weigh in on the value of knowing Python. 6.00.1x is a course near and dear to my heart for a number of reasons. I’ve been programming in Python for more than 15 years, and...

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11 Dec 2015
in Open edX

How Do You Say ‘MOOC’ in Arabic?

Last week, representatives from edX had the pleasure of attending SXSWedu, an event focused on innovations and thought-leaders in education. Two leading women in education, Maha K. Taibah, Advisor to the Minister of Labor on Human Capital Development from The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and Haifa Dia Al-Attia, CEO of the Queen Rania Foundation, joined edX CEO Anant Agarwal on a panel to discuss edX and the online...

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17 Mar 2015
in MOOC Research

Are we missing opportunities to engage teachers with MOOCs?

Guest Post: Daniel Seaton, Cody Coleman, Jon Daries, Isaac Chuang Since the inception of MITx, discussion forums have provided subtle clues that teachers are enrolling in MOOCs. One of the first clues involved the inaugural run of 8.MReV: Mechanics ReView, whose course staff discovered a number of high school teachers eager to work through material while assisting motivated students in discussion forums. The 8.MReV staff...

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16 Mar 2015
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Poetry, mathematics, and more on edX this week!

Whether you are interested in reading the renowned poetry of Emily Dickinson, learning how things move, or understanding the key concepts of ecology in preparation for the AP* exam, we have just what you are looking for at edX. Check out the exciting courses starting next week, and register today! * Advanced Placement and AP are registered trademarks of the College Board, which was not involved in...

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13 Mar 2015
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Conocimiento para mejorar vidas: nuevo MOOC sobre desarrollo sostenible de las ciudades

Guest Post: Por Luis Alberto Moreno, presidente del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo En 2050 casi el noventa por ciento de la población de América Latina y el Caribe se concentrará en las ciudades. Nuestra región es la segunda más urbanizada del mundo y los retos para su sostenibilidad ambiental y social continuarán aumentando, sobre todo para las ciudades intermedias que están experimentando tasas de crecimiento...

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13 Mar 2015
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edX Welcomes the Library of Alexandria

Johannes Heinlein, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships Photo: edX President and COO, Wendy Cebula, welcoming Dr. Ismail Serageldin, Founding Director of the Library of Alexandria, to the edX offices in Cambridge, Massachusetts We are pleased to announce that the Library of Alexandria, one of the world’s most renowned libraries and historic institutions, has joined edX as a Contributing Member. The goal of the Library of Alexandria is to be a center...

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11 Mar 2015