Today’s social and political climate is provoking strong conversations about American democracy, fact-checking, women’s rights and healthcare access – just to name a few. These moments are opportunities to not only engage, but also to educate and ensure that people everywhere can learn about pertinent current events so that they, too, can form their own points of view and become informed global citizens. In response, the...
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We’re celebrating International Day of Happiness! In honor of the occasion, we want to encourage you to do something that makes you happy today and every other day of the year. A great place to start is with learning something new. Did you know that learning and education can have many positive effects on our happiness? Mastering a new subject is a challenging, engaging, and meaningful...
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EdX began with a core belief that learners around the globe – regardless of gender, race, geography or social status – should have access to high-quality education. No longer is education the privilege of the few; with open, online learning anyone, anywhere can improve their lives. EdX is only as strong as our community of learners and partners, and we are proud and deeply humbled to work...
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“So many executives bragged about how little sleep they need, wearing their sleep deprivation like a badge of honor. Now, it’s changing.” – Arianna Huffington In order to be a successful learner, it is important to live a healthy life. Often, we associate healthiness with exercising daily or dieting. But, we may be overlooking one of the most important elements of health: sleep. Regardless of whether...
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Fall in love with learning this Valentine’s Day. Looking for something special this Valentine’s Day? The gift of learning lasts a lifetime. At edX, our mission is to not only provide high-quality education, but to offer courses in a wide variety of subject areas and skills you are looking for. This Valentine’s Day, we encourage you to take a course in a subject area you love. With over 800 courses, it’s hard to chose, but we have...
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Learn on the go this holiday. Are you one of the million people traveling this holiday season? According to AAA, nearly one in three Americans will journey more than 50 miles for the holidays this year. Just in time for this busy travel season, we are excited to announce that the 2.0 version of the edX iPhone app is now available in the Apple app...
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This post was originally published on LinkedIn on September 16, 2015. September officially marks the beginning of the Back-to-School season in the U.S. and many parts of the world. Images on TV show students all over the world boarding school buses, purchasing school supplies and assembling on college campus quads. But I see another Back-to School scenario, and it looks quite different: adults, at home engaged in the best...
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I am a retired MD and first learned about edX courses through my daughter. I have taken more than 7 courses so far with edX; your digital interface is much easier to use than others I’ve tried, and I love your format of lectures followed by short quizzes. When I put my iPad aside and come back to learn, it’s great being told what chapter...
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