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Patrick Cavallario

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12 Practical Tips to Elevate “Culture of Learning” from Aspirational Buzzwords to Enterprise Reality

According to the World Economic Forum, more than 30% of the skills employees will need by 2020 are not considered crucial today. On-the-job training is officially required to keep pace with advancing technology. So, how do you foster a culture that values ongoing learning at a big company? It requires equal parts passion, policy, and planning:         Company-wide passion         Clear policies for learners and managers         Thoughtful...

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08 Jan 2017
Sam Matey - “I was looking on the edX site for classes for the upcoming school year. That is where I read about GFA. It seemed really awesome with no downside, so I brought it up to my parents and enrolled in three courses.”
in Learner Stories

Sam Matey: The 15-Year-Old College Freshman

Sam Matey is not your average 15-year-old high school student. Between rock climbing with his local high school club and enjoying the outdoors like your average teenager in Maine, Sam is also completing his freshman year of college with Arizona State University (ASU) and edX through the Global Freshman Academy (GFA). Sam is no stranger to online courses. He has been homeschooled for most of...

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Piggy Bank on top of US Dollars
in Featured Courses

Gain Control of Your Personal Finances and Make Better Financial Decisions

This is a guest post from Terrance Odean the Rudd Family Foundation Professor of Finance at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. When I was growing up, there were no personal finance courses. Many people struggled financially. But the financial decisions they faced were simpler than the financial decisions most Americans face today. For example, my parents didn’t have any credit...

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12 Apr 2016
Morgan Richards Picture and Quote: I took my classes when my kids were at school or after I put them to bed, allowing me to pursue my education without sacrificing family time.
in Learner Stories

Morgan Richards: A Mother’s Global Pursuit of Education

As a 31-year-old mother of two, life is pretty busy for Morgan Richards. She recently moved her family from Dubai to Phoenix, has a full-time job and recently added pursuing her college degree to her to-do list. It would have been easy for Morgan to put her goals of earning her degree aside due to her hectic schedule, but when she read about Arizona State...

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Fernando Lopez: Cómo Fernando hace uso de edX y sus cursos para forjar una nueva trayectoria profesional

Un saludo! Me llamo Fernando López, nací en la ciudad de Zaragoza, España, en 1969. Estudié el bachillerato y el COU de la rama de Ciencias, aunque al llegar a la Universidad me decanté por la carrera de Geografía e Historia, y, más exactamente por las ramas de Historia Medieval y Arqueología. Posteriormente, y mientras ya trabajaba, estudié Topografía y, por fin, al quedarme en...

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05 Apr 2016
Starting Soon on edX
in Featured Courses

Spotlighting Ten New Online Courses

What do application development, learning Spanish, international law and environmental science have in common? They’re just a few of the new online course starting soon on edX. Whether this is your first course or you’re a seasoned online learner, check out our spotlight of ten new courses and enroll in one today!*Advanced Placement® and AP® are trademarks registered and/or owned by the College Board, which...

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13 Sep 2015
in edX News

Business Insider Names edX #1 Free Online Resource That Will Make You More Successful

Business Insider named edX the #1 free online resource that can help users become more successful. Read what BI had to say below, and then check out our upcoming business courses! We’re never done learning. As an entrepreneur, it’s not hard to feel caught in your own niche — stuck, and feeling your personal growth slow dramatically.Taking time for a class can seem tiring, time-consuming,...

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17 Mar 2015