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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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Spark Innovation: Global Entrepreneurship Week 2015 Today kicks off Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), a celebration of innovators and entrepreneurs to inspire everyone to explore their potential, launch their idea, and take their start-up or small business to the next level. From November 16 – 22, people around the world will collaborate and mobilize to bring ideas to life and to drive growth. The entrepreneurial spirit is...

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edX global forum GeorgetownX #FUTUREedu
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edX Global Forum 2015 We just wrapped up an invigorating and collaborative two days of discussions, sharing and working sessions at the edX Global Forum in Washington D.C. We thank our generous host, Georgetown University, as well as the edX partners, learners, professors, researchers and technologists who joined us from around the world to share their inspiring and thought-provoking experience and expertise. The Forum began with...

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Honoring U.S. Armed Forces on Veterans Day Also known as The Great War, World War I was one of the deadliest events in history. More than four million Americans saw battle, and more than three hundred thousand lost their lives. We observe Veterans Day each year on November 11, the date that marks the anniversary of the end of WWI, when an armistice was signed...

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Learners ready your notebooks, laptops, and minds, because it’s NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month! Let edX help you refine your writing skills through our Professional Education writing courses, specifically designed to help you advance your career as a novelist. Everyone has a story to tell. Have you thought about writing a novel, but aren’t sure where to begin? Enroll in How to Write a Novel– Part...

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Why Open edX? Well, for one thing, the coolness factor. Open edX is the cool kid on the block. – Adolfo Brandes, hastexo The 2nd annual Open edX Conference was filled with thought-provoking conversations, engaging presentations, and practical takeaways. More than 200 Open edX enthusiasts, developers, users, researchers, and educators traveled from around the world to join the discussion. Those who weren’t able to attend...

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Great Scott! Back to the Future Day is here! If you’re familiar with the 1980s Back to the Future film franchise, you may already know why sci-fi fans everywhere are celebrating today: October 21, 2015 is the day in the then-far future to which Marty McFly accidentally time-travels. To celebrate this momentous fictional occasion, revisit Back to the Future in a whole new way with...

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