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Exciting News from edX and the University of Edinburgh: Delivering MicroMasters program offerings and upcoming Master’s degree offerings

We are pleased to share exciting news regarding the expansion of our partnership with the University of Edinburgh. Since we first welcomed the University of Edinburgh to the edX partner network almost two years ago today, we have been honored to work together to bring edX learners across the globe access to high-quality courses from the University of Edinburgh, in subjects that range from climate...

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15 Oct 2018
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Fully Online, Top-Ranked Master’s Degrees Now Available on edX

Today we are proud to announce that edX launched nine new Master’s degree programs. These online programs offer high-quality master’s education in a flexible way and at disruptive price points, in subjects that address today’s global skills gap. This new offering marks an important milestone for us, as we continue to reimagine education through innovative, stackable credentials that address the needs of today’s changing global...

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10 Oct 2018
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Congratulations to the 2018 edX Prize Finalists!

I am thrilled to announce the 10 finalists for the third annual edX Prize for Exceptional Contributions in Online Teaching and Learning! The edX Prize celebrates the contributions and innovations of MOOC teachers in the edX community, and amplifies the powerful role that MOOCs play in the transformation of education today. Last year, in Whistler at the edX Global Forum hosted by the University of British...

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10 Sep 2018
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Protecting your data and privacy

Since we first started in 2012 as a mission-driven nonprofit dedicated to improving access to high quality education and supporting academic research, edX has been committed to learner data privacy. We have always strived to be transparent with you, our learners, about the lifecycle of data on edX. Today, we’re sharing that the Privacy Policy for the edX website has been updated to help ensure...

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18 May 2018
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Furthering the edX Mission, Forging a Future Path

In 2012, edX was founded as a non-profit with the mission to increase access to high-quality education for everyone, everywhere. During the past six years we’ve built a community of 16 million learners, who have taken high-quality edX courses offered by more than 130 global academic and corporate partners. We have also built a community of another 18 million learners, who have taken courses through...

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03 May 2018
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Giving thanks to our global community of edX learners!

Happy Thanksgiving from edX! Today, the edX team in Massachusetts celebrates the Thanksgiving holiday – coming together with our friends and families to give thanks for all the things we appreciate and sharing food and festivities. As we reflect on what we are thankful for around our own Thanksgiving tables, we wanted to also share how much we appreciate the edX community and how thankful...

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23 Nov 2017
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EdX Partners with Tech Leaders for Innovative Pathways from Online Learning to Career Success

Today, we are excited to announce that we are partnering with GE and Microsoft to provide Massachusetts residents with high-quality online programs and courses that deliver in-demand skills and lead directly to employment opportunities. The details about these incredible partnerships are included in this blog post, but you can read more here. We were thrilled to make this announcement at an event hosted by the...

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20 Nov 2017
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edX Welcomes the National University of Córdoba

We are honored to announce that the National University of Córdoba (UNC), an institution dedicated to fostering learning through critical thinking and to fostering scientific vocation, has joined edX. As one of the first universities in Latin America, the university shares edX’s mission and commitment to offering learners all over the world access to high quality educational content and to sharing the latest in scientific innovation....

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19 Oct 2017
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5 Reasons to Register for the TOEFL® MOOC

These reasons come to you from the Educational Testing Service.  It’s your all-access pass to the TOEFL iBT® test. This six-week course will get you up to speed on the sections of the test, the skills we test, how the test is scored, and how scores are used by higher education institutions, colleges and universities. It was designed by the experts who created the test....

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Smoother career re-entry with online learning

This post originally ran on MIT News. MITx course and internships help STEM professionals return after a break from the workforce to care for family. They are described as the hidden gems of the workforce: mature, skilled, and highly-motivated STEM professionals who return to their careers after a hiatus of two years or more. Often they have already navigated the complicated life experiences — marriage, career changes, children, and relocations — that...

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