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Hour of Code at edX Yesterday, in celebration of Computer Science Education Week and Hour of Code, we hosted a special #CSEdWeekMA event with Mass TLC Ed Foundation. We welcomed Massachusetts teachers, students and technologists to our edX offices in Cambridge to discuss the future of education and explore edX CS courses and the edX High School initiative. Cambridge Vice Mayor Dennis Benzan kicked off...

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Education remains at the forefront as the election season heats up in U.S. Hillary Clinton’s education plan, revealed this week, stresses, “Higher education should be a right, not a privilege.” This belief in the right to high-quality education informs all we do here at edX and is central to our founding mission to increase access to education for everyone, everywhere. As candidates, policy makers, educators...

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Teppo Jouttenus, one of our edX Relationship Managers, has been an edXer since the very beginning, a little more than two years ago. In his current role at edX, he works closely with edX members to deliver challenging edX courses to our learning community. Prior to joining edX, Teppo earned his Ph.D. in Physics from MIT. In addition to his many different responsibilities at edX, Teppo...

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We love answering questions from our edX community of learners. This May, when we celebrated our 2nd birthday, Ace Spencer from Corpus Christi, Texas tweeted us the question: how much happiness do you get about sharing quality education? Ace’s question really highlights the edX mission to reimagine education by increasing access to quality education worldwide. This founding vision guides our work every day. We asked...

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Just last month, we announced our new edX high school initiative. Over the past few weeks we’ve received wonderful feedback from students excited to better prepare for their educational future, and from high school faculty looking to supplement their curriculum. We’ve introduced more than 30 high school courses and course modules covering a vast range of topics, with more to come. To learn a bit more...

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Today, we have guest blog post from Ankit Khandelwal, an edX student, based in India, who developed a personal project and course of study using MOOCs and online learning to expand his skill-set and worldview. How I used MOOCs to understand different cultures and to broaden my knowledge. ‘Globalization’ is a popular word. Yet, few have a clear idea about what it requires to develop...

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When edX celebrated our 2nd birthday this past May we broadcast a live-stream Q&A with several edX team members answering questions submitted by you, our learner community. We fielded as many questions as we could, but we had so many great questions that we couldn’t get to them all in just one hour. So, we’re taking some of those questions to the edX blog and...

Read More about Measuring the Success of a MOOC: edX Team Members Weigh In