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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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Danaka, Advancing your Knowledge and Improving your Business with MicroMasters

UPDATED – One year ago we launched the first MicroMasters® programs on edX. Available in the most in-demand subject areas, such as artificial intelligence, data science, project management, and marketing analytics, MicroMasters programs are a modular credential from top universities designed to advance your career. EdX currently offers 39 programs from 24 leading colleges and universities. Today, we are happy to share an exciting update...

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20 Sep 2017
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FUN, première plateforme nationale de MOOC utlisant Open edx, renforce son partenariat avec edX.org

Première plate-forme nationale à adopter le logiciel libre Open edX pour diffuser ses MOOC, France Université Numérique annonce le renforcement de son partenariat avec edX.org, la plate-forme à but non lucratif fondée par Harvard et le MIT, dont la mission est de donner accès à l’éducation à tous et de partout. Ce partenariat, qui a fait l’objet d’une convention signée courant août, vise à consolider...

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31 Aug 2017
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Modern States launches “Freshman Year for Free,” partners with edX to offer tuition-free, college-level courses for credit

This post originally appeared as a press release issued by Modern States. Modern States Education Alliance, a philanthropy dedicated to making a college degree more affordable and attainable for everyone, today announced a key milestone: the first-ever catalog of tuition-free online courses for 40+ core freshman subjects, which enables learners to earn traditional academic credits at more than 2,900 major colleges and universities. Taught by...

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09 Aug 2017
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The Robots are Coming! 5 Courses to Help You Stay Relevant

Due to technology and automation, half of today’s jobs will not exist in 2030. What’s more, the remainder of the jobs left will either change completely or be different in some way. If robots are truly ‘taking over the world’ (or at least the workplace), then how can you prepare? The best way to embrace the influx of AI and automation, is to truly understand...

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13 Jul 2017
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Reddit AMA with Digital Project Management Industry Leaders—July 13th, 2017

Our AMA is LIVE! Join us here from 1pm – 3pm EST. Many want to become a digital product manager but don’t know what it really means. What skills do you need, and what job opportunities are there in the industry? In the Digital Product Management MicroMasters, those questions and more will be answered by experts from Boston University’s Questrom School of Business. In the five-course program,...

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11 Jul 2017