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Marisol: A Lifelong Learner Taking Courses to Improve her Career and Fuel her Love of Learning

Marisol, 26, a learner from Northern California, U.S., shares how she’s using edX to help enrich her graduate studies, further her career and fuel her love of lifelong learning. The first edX course I ever took was a Philosophy course from MITx that I was inspired to take because I missed being a student. After taking the course, I realized that I wanted to get...

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21 Jan 2017
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What online courses should I take to prepare for college?

Refine your writing and language skills Get ahead in computer science Refresh your math knowledge Learn how to effectively communicate Train your brain to think critically If you’re headed to college later this year, it’s likely that you’ve already completed your application forms, sat entrance exams and will (hopefully!) accept an offer to attend a school. You might think you’ve done all you can to...

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16 Jan 2017
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edX Welcomes the World Bank Group

We are honored to announce that World Bank Group, a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world, has joined edX. The World Bank Group (WBG) is dedicated to innovating the way knowledge is shared around the world and, in 2016, it launched the Open Learning Campus to provide access to all of its learning offerings and expertise. “The vision...

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10 Jan 2017
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What are 5 Tips for Taking Online Classes?

Have a clear motivation in mind – identify why you are taking the online class Set small, manageable goals Sign up with a friend Take your learning on the go Have some skin in the game Here at edX, we’re committed to providing our over 9.5 million global learners with access to high-quality online courses from the best universities and leading institutions in the world....

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22 Dec 2016
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edX Welcomes Victoria University of Wellington

We are honored to announce that Victoria University of Wellington, one of New Zealand’s oldest and most prestigious tertiary institutions with a proud tradition of academic excellence, has joined edX. With the vision to be a world-leading capital city university and one of the great global-civic universities, Victoria is dedicated to providing research that helps inform the way global leaders make decisions on issues from climate...

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21 Dec 2016
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edX Gives Thanks for our Community

Happy Thanksgiving from edX! Here in Massachusetts, the edX team is gathering with friends and family to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. As we join together to reflect on the things we all appreciate, we want to share how thankful we are for the edX community. We are thankful for… our over 9.6 million global learners who come to edX from every country in the world our 106...

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24 Nov 2016
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Congratulations to the Inaugural edX Prize Winner!

We are honored to announce that TU Delft Professor Arno Smets has been named the first-ever winner of the edX Prize for Exceptional Contributions in Online Teaching and Learning! Professor Smets is the inaugural winner of the edX Prize, an annual award to celebrate the contributions and innovations of MOOC teachers in the edX community. We were honored to present the award to Professor Smets...

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16 Nov 2016
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edX Welcomes the University of Oxford

We are honored to announce that the University of Oxford, the Times Higher Education number one globally ranked university, has joined edX. We are thrilled to partner with Oxford, a world-leading centre of learning, teaching and research and the oldest university in the English-speaking world, to further our shared mission to improve lives and increase access to high quality education for learners everywhere. Our collaboration...

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15 Nov 2016
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Kicking off the 2016 edX Global Forum!

edX Partners from Across the Globe Meet in Paris this Week Today, we are excited to kick off the 2016 edX Global Forum, an event that brings together the entire edX community to explore the future of education. EdX partners from all over the globe are joining us in Paris this week, where edX Contributing Charter Member, Sorbonne Universités, is our gracious host. We thank...

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14 Nov 2016

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