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Top 5 Benefits of a MicroMasters Program: Improve your Life, Advance your Career

Last month we announced the MicroMasters initiative, the next evolution in our mission to increase access to high-quality education and help learners improve their lives and advance their careers. Accelerated and flexible, MicroMasters programs are a first-of-its-kind, credential with a pathway to credit with value to academic institutions and employers. Alongside 14 of our partners, we launched 19 programs – spanning in-demand subject areas from Project Management to Android...

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18 Oct 2016
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edX Welcomes Ural Federal University

We are honored to announce that Ural Federal University (UrFU), one of the largest higher educational institutions in Russia, has joined edX. As an institution striving to bring an innovative approach to the challenges of modern times, Ural Federal University (UrFU) shares edX’s mission to improve teaching and learning on campus and online and to increase access to education for all learners, everywhere. The first...

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17 Oct 2016
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edX Welcomes the University of Newcastle

We are honored to announce that the University of Newcastle, a research-intensive institution with an exceptional record of achievement in research and education, has joined edX. As an institution with a strong commitment to equity of access to higher education, the University of Newcastle (UON) shares edX’s mission to bring high-quality education to all learners, everywhere. The first course offered by UON is a first-of-its-kind MOOC...

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27 Sep 2016
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Jes Bengtsson: Creating a MicroMasters Movement, Implementing a Company Wide Initiative

Earlier this week we were announced 19 MicroMasters programs in fields from artificial intelligence to project management – all free to try on edX. As we expand the range of subjects covered by MicroMasters, we continue to share stories from learners who are taking the pilot program, MITx’s MicroMasters in Supply Chain Management.Today, Jes Bengtsson, the Planning Director, Europe for SABMiller, shares his experiences of...

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23 Sep 2016
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MicroMasters Programs: a New Credential to Advance Your Career and Accelerate Your Master’s Degree

Today, we are proud to announce the launch of the MicroMasters initiative, the next evolution in our mission to increase access to high-quality education and help learners improve their lives and advance their careers. Along with 14 of our global university partners, we have created a new category of Master’s-level online education to advance careers in the most in-demand fields—from UX and artificial intelligence, to...

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20 Sep 2016
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María Barba: From Undergrad in Spain to Grad School in Denmark, MicroMasters Goes Where you Go

Maria, a Spanish edX learner pursuing her Master’s in Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark, shares  her experience taking MITx’s MicroMasters in Supply Chain Management. I enrolled in the MicroMasters program while I was finishing my Bachelor’s degree in Spain. I liked the first course and decided that I wanted to complete the whole series. Being able to take the courses online was very...

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15 Sep 2016
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How Personal Development can Help Career Development

In today’s fast paced and highly-competitive workplace, it’s easy to focus on keeping up with the latest industry trends and increasing your knowledge to stay at the forefront of in-demand skills. Staying on top of the latest career trends can feel like a full time job. But, in order to truly improve your life overall, it’s important to think about your personal development, outside of your...

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25 Aug 2016
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edX Welcomes Teach for America

Update effective July 1, 2017: It has been a pleasure collaborating with Teach for America for the past year. Our work together has helped to further our shared mission to increase access to high-quality education for learners everywhere. We have come to realize, however, that at this point we and Teach for America are each excited about different paths within the online learning space, and thus we have...

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18 Aug 2016
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Celebrate the Olympic Games with edX!

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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10 Aug 2016
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edX Welcomes Imperial College London

We are honored to announce that Imperial College London, a university dedicated to expanding the frontiers of knowledge in science, medicine, engineering and business, and translating their discoveries into benefits for society, has joined edX. Imperial brings an expertise in research and teaching designed to tackle real world challenges in business to edX. Imperial also shares the edX mission to help learners everywhere gain the...

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09 Aug 2016