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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Education Leaders / edX News
In 2015, we were proud to announce a collaboration with Microsoft to help K-12 school leaders spark innovation and enhance learning. Today, that promise becomes a reality with Microsoft in Education on edX and the first course, Launching Innovation in Schools from MITx, starts today with additional courses beginning in January, February and March. Bringing together the best in technology with experts in education, Microsoft...
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This post originally ran on MIT News. New report, based on four years of data from edX, represents one of the largest surveys of massive open online courses to date. The following is a joint announcement from MIT and Harvard University. In 2012, MIT and Harvard University launched open online courses on edX, a non-profit learning platform co-founded by the two institutions. Four years later,...
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Let Warren Buffett Inspire You to Take Control of Your Finances Today We all want to succeed in life, whether it be academically, romantically, professionally or all of the above. And, our finances are integral to success in all areas of life. However, according to the S&P Global FinLit Survey, only 33 percent of adults worldwide are financially literate. This leaves out about 3.5 billion adults globally,...
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We recently launched 19 MicroMasters programs, a series of graduate level courses specifically designed to help advance your career. These programs provide deep learning in certain career fields, and are even recognized by industry-leading employers! In accordance with our MicroMasters initiative, Laurie Pickard, of No-Pay MBA, offers advice on how to advance your career through MOOC education. Be sure to frequent our blog as we continue to...
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Careers / Featured Courses
Not heading back to school this fall? That’s no reason to stop learning. As you embark on the step from university to the workplace, there’s still so much you can learn to help further your career as you set out. Employers care about the knowledge you’ve acquired in school, but the soft skills required to be successful in the workplace are also important. The ability to effectively communicate, work in...
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For the next two weeks, the world comes together to watch the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The spotlight shines on Brazil, as the country hosts the most talented and dedicated athletes from across the globe. The edX global community is made up of learners and partners from every country in the world and we are excited to cheer each other’s teams on in Rio....
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Careers / Featured Courses
Having trouble determining which career is right for you? That’s normal. Choosing a career is difficult, and choosing a new one can be even harder. For many, the hard part is finding a field that actually piques their interest. For others, the real challenge is deciding between multiple careers that are equally as appealing. When making any career decision, it’s important to have an up-to-date knowledge of the most...
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Education Leaders / MOOC Research
This post originally appeared on the Harvard Office of the Vice Provost for Advances in Learning blog. I have always been intrigued by the idea of adapting the edX platform for more direct use in classrooms. Advanced Placement® high school courses provide an intriguing ecosystem for such development: educational technology market around K-12 instruction is currently quite active, Advanced Placement® high school courses often have...
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Careers / Learner Stories
An edX learner with a true passion for education, Muhandiramalage, a chemistry teacher, shares the story of how edX helped her gain knowledge in a vast range of subjects. I’ve been working as a high school chemistry teacher in a British Curriculum School in the United Arab Emirates for the past 18 years. I’m originally from Sri Lanka, but due to civil war, my husband...
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