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Anant Agarwal, CEO of edX Business leaders and educators are turning to new technologies to fill jobs and train workers. This post original ran in Fortune on July 20, 2015. It has been widely reported that U.S. employers have a hard time finding skilled talent to fill critical jobs. Rapid developments in digital technology, as well as innovations in science and engineering, have created a gap between...

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Posted in: MOOC Research / Open edX

This blog post was originally written for the Concentric Sky blog by Partha Baruah, edX & Nate Otto, Concentric Sky. EdX and Concentric Sky have collaborated to incorporate digital badging into the Open edX platform. Following an integration of the Badgr software into our first release of badging functionality on the open edX platform, students will be able to earn badges upon completing a course and...

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Posted in: Featured Courses / MOOC Research

Marie-Claire Forgue, W3C HTML5 Course Team “‘HTML5’ is the #1 job trend – the fastest growing keyword found in online job postings – ahead of ‘MongoDB’ in second place and ‘iOS’ in third place.” – Indeed.com, May 2015 HTML5, a resume must have in the tech world, is now offered by the experts at W3C on edX! W3C, whose ongoing mission is to make the Web better, aims to offer the highest quality training programs as a...

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Posted in: MOOC Research

Guest Post: Avery Haller, Davidson class of 2015 The DavidsonX MOOC research project starts with the simple question: “How, if at all, is the MOOC experiment impacting residential teaching and learning?” In response, we are undertaking a mixed method research study of two MOOC-infused residential courses during the fall semester of 2014. This case study is essentially a broad exploration intended to reveal future research questions about...

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