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Today, we are proud to announce our participation in the ACE (American Council on Education) Alternative Credit Project™, an initiative to help millions of nontraditional learners gain a college degree. ACE, the major coordinating body for all the nation’s higher education institutions, has selected three Boston University math MOOCs on edX as part of the initiative. Learners can take the selected courses, receive a verified...

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This post originally ran on Mashable. Read the full post here. No matter where you’re at in your career, learning something new can only help you. Looking for a new job? A unique skill could easily set you apart from the hundreds of other applicants. Worked in the same position for a long time? Expertise in a new field could be the factor that gets...

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MIT Pilot program reimagines admissions process, introduces “MicroMaster’s.” This story originally ran on MIT News. EdX co-founder and partner MIT announced today a pilot program allowing learners worldwide to take a semester’s worth of courses in its top-ranked, one-year Supply Chain Management (SCM) master’s program completely online, then complete an MIT master’s degree by spending a single semester on campus. MIT also announced a new academic...

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2015-2016 QS世界大学排名出炉,edX的两所创始高校麻省理工学院和哈佛大学再次斩获前两名。此外,排名前十的大学里有5所是edX的联盟高校,还包括加州理工学院、苏黎世联邦理工学院、芝加哥大学。其他的edX高校在排行榜上也表现抢眼。(11-20名的学校中有5所,21-30名的学校中有6所。)

Open edX Conference
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This post was original published on the Open edX blog. The Open edX team is excited to announce our Tuesday keynote speaker, Dr. Jeff Jaffe, CEO of W3C. In his role as CEO of the W3C, Dr. Jaffe works with W3C staff, membership, and the public to evolve and communicate W3C’s mission to be the leading forum for technical development and stewardship of the Web....

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Alex Wang recently joined edX’s growing team to cultivate the vast potential of our China-based members, courses, students, and new endeavors. We asked him to tell us a little bit about himself via the edX blog – read on to learn more about Alex‘s background, role, and hopes for edX in China. What is your role in China? What will you be focusing on? 您在中国主要责任是什么?工作重点将是什么?...

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You don’t have to be moving into the dorms and spending hundreds on textbooks to go back to school – Lifehacker has hand-picked some of their favorite free online courses for this Fall! Check out some of the edX courses the folks at Lifehacker U are buzzing about. Click here to read the full post on Lifehacker.com. “Your education doesn’t have to stop once you leave...

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Davidson College, in partnership with the College Board and edX, has created a suite of free, instructional modules addressing the most challenging concepts in Advanced Placement (AP) subjects; the initiative – which launched July 22nd on edX.org – is called Davidson Next. These modules are designed to help students master difficult concepts in the AP curriculum (as defined by 2011–13 AP exam data), while also...

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