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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
in Learner News

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
in Learner News

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
in Learner News

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
in Learner News

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
in Learner News

edX Welcomes the University System of Maryland

We are pleased to announce that the University System of Maryland has joined edX as a Contributing Charter Member. The new partnership will leverage the University System of Maryland’s experience with online innovation and the technologies of edX platform to improve learning outcomes for the edX global community. The new partnership brings a university system comprising 12 institutions to edX — including Bowie State University,...

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27 Jul 2016
in Learner News

Congratulations to the first-ever edX Prize finalists!

It is my pleasure to share with you the 11 finalists for the first-ever edX Prize for Exceptional Contributions in Online Teaching and Learning! During the 2015 Global Forum last November, we announced the edX Prize as an annual award to celebrate the contributions and innovations of MOOC teachers in the edX community, and to amplify the powerful role that MOOCs play in the transformation...

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18 Jul 2016
in Learner News

edX welcomes Institut Mines-Télécom

We are honored to announce that Institut Mines-Télécom, a public institution dedicated to higher education and research for innovation in the fields of engineering and digital technology, has joined edX. Institut Mines-Télécom (IMT) brings extensive experience with MOOC development to the edX global community.  IMT is the first member of FUN, a French MOOC platform that uses Open edX, the open-source platform that powers edX...

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07 Jul 2016
in Learner News

How to be a Better Learner: Determine Your Learning Style

It’s the #summerofedX and we are sharing advice on how you can refresh and recharge your resume by learning new skills. But, before you decide on WHAT new skills you want to learn, it’s important to think about HOW you’ll learn those skills. Set yourself up for success this summer by determining your learning style. Everyone learns differently. For some, reading from a textbook is...

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29 Jun 2016
in Learner News, MOOC Research

Unlock the Power of Language Skills

Learn a new language and open the door to opportunity As the #summerofedX continues, we bring you more advice and tips on how you can refresh and recharge your resume with new skills. Learning a new language is a skill that has the potential to create multiple opportunities – improving your career,  your college experience or taking you on travels to change your life. We teamed...

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21 Jun 2016

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