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reddit AMA: Natural Disasters
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Natural Disasters occur everywhere. What causes natural disasters? How can you avoid them? How do governments and individuals prepare? Are we doing enough? Ask your questions about natural disasters this Tuesday, January 19. Head to r/iAMA to ask your questions of John Gyakum and John Stix, who are currently teaching McGill University’s Natural Disasters MOOC on edX. AMA means “Ask Me Anything.” Questions about natural...

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Posted in: Careers / Events / Featured Courses

The start of a new year is a great time to try something new. If you’ve been thinking about a new career direction or are interested in broadening your skills, taking an introductory online course will allow you to try something out and learn the basics. This month, edX is launching exciting new introductory courses in finance, marketing, entrepreneurship, programming and much more. Take this...

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2016
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It’s no surprise that the New Year’s resolutions to be healthier, learn something new and be a better, more positive person top most lists. These things form the basis for achieving so much more. A healthier you will be energized and ready to take on the world. Learning something new can open doors, create opportunities and greatly enrich your life. Having a positive “can do”...

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Head home for the holidays with edX Holiday gatherings can be relaxing, stressful, or dull – depending on the crowd, of course. If conversation hits a lull with your coworkers or closest of kin, these facts might spark up a little lively debate. #1: Traveling for the holidays? If you’re flying in the United States, you’re one in 5.7 million. What engineering is required to...

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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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nurse in foreground of a building
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What questions do you have about Ebola? This Thursday, December 10, head to r/iAMA to ask your questions of Dr. Ashish K. Jha, Director of Harvard’s Global Health Institute, who is currently teaching Harvard’s Lessons from Ebola MOOC on edX. AMA means “Ask Me Anything.” Questions about Ebola, healthcare, health policy, Dr. Jha’s research and more, are fair game. (The AMA is not intended to...

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Kids smiling, looking at computers
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Next week kicks off Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek), celebrating computer science and inspiring learners and teachers to explore coding. During CSEdWeek, learners of all ages are encouraged to dive into coding and try an Hour of Code. At edX, we celebrate CS and increasing access to computer science education. EdX computer science courses inspire and teach tomorrow’s great computer scientists. And, edX courses are made...

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Happy Thanksgiving from edX As the team at our Cambridge, MA headquarters gives thanks this week, we want to express our gratitude to everyone around the world who supports the edX mission. Whether by sharing edX with your friends and colleagues, contributing code to Open edX, developing a MOOC for one of our partner schools, or donating, you’ve helped edX grow. But of course, edX...

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Brian Schmidt and Paul Francis from ANU
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Ask your Cosmology questions of ANU Professors Brian Schmidt and Paul Francis. Tuesday, November 24, head to r/AskScience to ask your questions of Brian Schmidt and Paul Francis, Astrophysicists and co-teachers for ANUx’s Cosmology MOOC. Brian also notably won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 2011. AMA means “Ask Me Anything.” Questions about ANU, the Cosmology MOOC, Cosmology research, and more, are fair game. (The...

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World Philosophy Day (Pictured: The Thinker sculpture)
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“Everyone thinks, of course, but to think well requires first thinking about thinking.” World Philosophy Day, celebrated each year on November 19, was created by UNESCO to honor philosophical reflection, encourage the sharing of philosophical heritage, open minds to new ideas, and inspire public debate on the challenges confronting our society. This year, World Philosophy Day will emphasize the use of new communication technologies to...

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