Careers / Learner Stories
This post originally ran on the edX Learner Story blog. Laurie Pickard Kigali, Rwanda | Age 33 Originally from St. Louis, MO, I currently work in international development, focusing on economic development and public-private partnerships for USAID in Rwanda. I decided to pursue an MBA, but as I had already completed my bachelor’s degree in politics from Oberlin College and a master’s in geography from...
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Pablo Philipps | Age 27 | Saint Louis, MO, USA I graduated from college in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy. For four years after school, I spent my time making art and paying the bills by working service jobs. Somewhere along the way I decided I wanted to learn computer programming, but I couldn’t figure out where to begin. Then, along came...
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Careers / edX News
Why are millions of students taking courses on edx? (Let us call everyone students irrespective of whether they are in college, school or working since we are all here to learn). We can view it from two different lenses – we are here to learn, or we are here to equip ourselves with skills needed for brighter career prospects. I’m confident many of you would...
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Careers / edX News / Featured Courses
I really hate not being able to answer a question when the professor asks. But there I was, sitting on stage at Sanders Theatre at Harvard when Professor David Malan asked me what they could do to improve CS50. I had nothing, so I tried to pass the question off to my colleague Brendan Lind, but he had no suggestions either. In my opinion, CS50...
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Careers / edX News
*Update We’re off and running. Our first class at the Peabody Opera House was held on Monday, January 13th. It was amazing to see the Opera House filled with over 800 motivated and dedicated learners. Note: This Blog Post was written for edX by Jim McKelvey and Brendan Lind from LaunchCode, a St. Louis-based initiative that removes traditional ‘credential’ barriers for entry into developer jobs. The...
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