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Rachel Lapal

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in Featured Courses

Fake News to the Future of Obamacare: MOOCs Address Today’s Pressing Issues

Today’s social and political climate is provoking strong conversations about American democracy, fact-checking, women’s rights and healthcare access – just to name a few. These moments are opportunities to not only engage, but also to educate and ensure that people everywhere can learn about pertinent current events so that they, too, can form their own points of view and become informed global citizens. In response, the...

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23 Mar 2017
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in Community Posts

An Open Letter: Learning Together

EdX began with a core belief that learners around the globe – regardless of gender, race, geography or social status – should have access to high-quality education. No longer is education the privilege of the few; with open, online learning anyone, anywhere can improve their lives. EdX is only as strong as our community of learners and partners, and we are proud and deeply humbled to work...

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01 Feb 2017
in Education Leaders, edX News

Courses from Top Universities, Designed for School Leaders Starting Now

In 2015, we were proud to announce a collaboration with Microsoft to help K-12 school leaders spark innovation and enhance learning. Today, that promise becomes a reality with Microsoft in Education on edX and the first course, Launching Innovation in Schools from MITx, starts today with additional courses beginning in January, February and March. Bringing together the best in technology with experts in education, Microsoft...

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17 Jan 2017
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in edX News, MOOC Research, Uncategorized

Study of MOOCs offers insights into online learner engagement and behavior

This post originally ran on MIT News. New report, based on four years of data from edX, represents one of the largest surveys of massive open online courses to date. The following is a joint announcement from MIT and Harvard University. In 2012, MIT and Harvard University launched open online courses on edX, a non-profit learning platform co-founded by the two institutions. Four years later,...

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in edX News

A Top Analytics Program in an Affordable, Flexible Way

Today, we are proud to announce that we are working with The Georgia Institute of Technology on a new online master of science (OMS) degree in Analytics that will be offered for less than $10,000, a quarter of the cost of traditional on-campus programs. This top 10 ranked analytics program will be a multidisciplinary collaboration between the Georgia Tech’s College of Engineering, College of Computing...

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11 Jan 2017
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in Events

Give a Little, Educate Many This #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving. If education and the edX community has helped improve your life, we hope you‘ll support our non-profit mission to increase access to high-quality education for learners everywhere. Donate to edX this #GivingTuesday and give the gift of education to all. Your donation will help support quality courses offered on edX, develop new learning technologies and fund financial aid for...

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23 Nov 2016
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in Learner Stories

Ani: Exploring The Future Through Global Freshman Academy

Ani loves a lot of things, photography, videography, coding, programming, playing Taiko (a Japanese drum) and her lighting design job at a local theater. With her many interests, she’s not sure what her professional future holds, but at 15 she’s started taking Global Freshman Academy (GFA) courses through edX and Arizona State University to help decide on an area of focus, and prepare her for...

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14 Oct 2016
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in Careers

5 Strategies to Advance Your Career with MOOCs

We recently launched 19 MicroMasters programs, a series of graduate level courses specifically designed to help advance your career. These programs provide deep learning in certain career fields, and are even recognized by industry-leading employers! In accordance with our MicroMasters initiative, Laurie Pickard, of No-Pay MBA, offers advice on how to advance your career through MOOC education. Be sure to frequent our blog as we continue to...

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30 Sep 2016
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in Learner Stories

Daniel Matthews: The Missing Piece

Daniel Matthews has accomplished a lot in his 26 years; two years at an international university, working as an events promoter, political campaigning, and employment at a major broadcast media company in Washington, D.C. However, through it all, the one thing he didn’t have under his belt was a college degree. While enrolled at St. Andrews University in Scotland, Daniel often had trouble focusing in...

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19 Aug 2016
in Featured Courses

Get Ahead this Fall: Credit Eligible Courses Starting This Month

Fall is approaching in some parts of the world and that means many things; football season, changing foliage, warmer clothes and the start of a new school year. It could also be the first step to a college degree thanks to Arizona State University’s (ASU) and edX’s Global Freshman Academy (GFA). GFA is offering nine unique online courses this fall allowing you to jump start your...

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15 Aug 2016