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When we first heard from Ali Heikal, he was completing high school and looking forward to studying Computer Science – and study he has! He got back in touch to let us know that he’s since taken more edX courses, and was accepted into the Microsoft Student Partner program! Microsoft Student Partners are student technology leaders who are empowered to build Microsoft communities on their campus and share their...

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Kyoto University previously announced a competition for learners in their Evolution of the Human Sociality: A Quest for the Origin of Our Social Behavior course, wherein learners were asked to submit a research proposal as a coursework assignment. Two winners were selected, and won an all expense paid trip to Kyoto University. Rachel Ahn was one of the winners. During the summer before my final...

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Kesha Gupta Picture & Quote: "I feel I will be at an advantage, as I have completed MIT level courses. I am really thankful to the creators of edX. Without edX I couldn't have imagined having such an opportunity"
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Keshav Gupta, a 17 year old High School student from India, contacted us to share how edX courses helped feed his curiosity and also helped him make his first DIY Project- a Persistence of Vision (POV) display which reads “Keshav Thanks edX.” From my childhood days, I have been fascinated by the electronics and computers around me and now it has become a hobby. Generally,...

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Un saludo! Me llamo Fernando López, nací en la ciudad de Zaragoza, España, en 1969. Estudié el bachillerato y el COU de la rama de Ciencias, aunque al llegar a la Universidad me decanté por la carrera de Geografía e Historia, y, más exactamente por las ramas de Historia Medieval y Arqueología. Posteriormente, y mientras ya trabajaba, estudié Topografía y, por fin, al quedarme en...

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Esther Jose, age 16, a high school senior from Chennai, India, contacted us to share her story about how edX courses helped her achieve the highest score (5/5) on the AP physics exam. The school I attend follows the Tamil Nadu State Board of Education, this is a system that primarily emphasizes rote memorization. To illustrate, we have books issued by the Government for each...

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Recently, Ben, an edX learner enrolled in the W3C HTML 5 course  and shared his story about how he used HTML5 skills to code a game. We love learning how edX courses impact our learners’ lives and how MOOCs open up a world of possibilities. I first learned HTML in 1996, and I’ve done web development off and on since then, always being self-taught. But, I’ve...

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