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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...

Read More about Ben: Game Development Using HTML5

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Akshay Kulkarni, age 22, a software engineer at Microsoft India, contacted us to share his inspiring story about how edX courses not only helped him rediscover his passion for programming, but also led him to a job at Microsoft.  My performance in high school and in the entrance exams to premier institutions was poor. As a result, I couldn’t get into any top tier colleges....

Read More about Akshay Kulkarni: From edX Courses to a Job at Microsoft

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EdX recently announced the 2016 Cooke edX Challenge where scholarship-eligible seventh grade students are given the opportunity to successfully complete a selected edX course to get a leg up in the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Scholars Program. Last year, we proudly announced that out of the 2,000 applications submitted, with only 70 scholarships awarded, 10 edX learners were given the honor of becoming a...

Read More about EdX Learner Awarded Scholarship and Learns the Value of Accessible Education

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Last year, edX and the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Scholars Program collaborated on a scholarship challenge for advanced middle school students. Scholarship- eligible seventh grade students who successfully completed a selected edX course secured a semi-finalist position in the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Scholars Program. In November, we proudly announced that 10 of the 70 Cooke Young Scholars were edX learners. Read on to learn...

Read More about Ellie Cook: Becoming a Cooke Young Scholar with edX

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After taking an online programming course through MITx, Canadian farmer Matt Reimer develops a driverless tractor app to accelerate harvesting. This story originally ran on MIT News on December 1, 2015 from the Office of Digital Learning. Like most business owners, farmers are always seeking an edge to improve efficiency, productivity, and profitability. For grain producer Matt Reimer, the search for that edge drove him...

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"EdX courses gave me the knowledge I needed to advance my career, as well as the confidence boost I needed to get back into formal education."
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Just two edX courses can jump-start a career. James Peacock, age 34, recently contacted us via our Student Support channel to thank edX for providing the courses that would not only round out his industry knowledge, but also prompt him to go back to school for his MBA. I’m from the United Kingdom, where I’m currently working whilst studying for an MBA part-time. I work...

Read More about James Peacock: I owe my future career to edX