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Becky Pineo

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Lessons from Ebola: AMA with the Director of Harvard’s Global Health Institute

What questions do you have about Ebola? This Thursday, December 10, head to r/iAMA to ask your questions of Dr. Ashish K. Jha, Director of Harvard’s Global Health Institute, who is currently teaching Harvard’s Lessons from Ebola MOOC on edX. AMA means “Ask Me Anything.” Questions about Ebola, healthcare, health policy, Dr. Jha’s research and more, are fair game. (The AMA is not intended to...

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08 Dec 2015
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Giving Thanks to the edX Community

Happy Thanksgiving from edX As the team at our Cambridge, MA headquarters gives thanks this week, we want to express our gratitude to everyone around the world who supports the edX mission. Whether by sharing edX with your friends and colleagues, contributing code to Open edX, developing a MOOC for one of our partner schools, or donating, you’ve helped edX grow. But of course, edX...

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25 Nov 2015
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Cursos online y gratuitos para formarte en noviembre y diciembre

Este artículo fue originalmente publicado por CampusVivo. Universidades y centros nacionales e internacionales han renovado su lista de cursos en abierto, online y gratuitos (MOOCs), ampliando las oportunidades de formación continua para los últimos meses del año. En Campus Vivo te ofrecemos una nueva lista con 50 cursos a los que podrás acceder en noviembre y diciembre sin coste alguno y entre los que encontrarás...

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24 Nov 2015
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Why Tropical Coastal Ecosystems on edX was an awesome MOOC

This course review was written by Andrea Novicki for the Duke CIT blog. We’re always excited to read student reviews of edX courses, and getting positive feedback from Andrea, a MOOC creator herself, was an additional compliment! Read on for a behind-the-scenes look at Tropical Coastal Ecosystems from UQx, which starts again November 24. I miss my MOOC! I just received my certificate in Tropical...

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23 Nov 2015
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Reddit AMA with ANU Cosmology Professors Brian Schmidt and Paul Francis

Ask your Cosmology questions of ANU Professors Brian Schmidt and Paul Francis. Tuesday, November 24, head to r/AskScience to ask your questions of Brian Schmidt and Paul Francis, Astrophysicists and co-teachers for ANUx’s Cosmology MOOC. Brian also notably won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 2011. AMA means “Ask Me Anything.” Questions about ANU, the Cosmology MOOC, Cosmology research, and more, are fair game. (The...

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23 Nov 2015
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Celebrate World Philosophy Day with edX

“Everyone thinks, of course, but to think well requires first thinking about thinking.” World Philosophy Day, celebrated each year on November 19, was created by UNESCO to honor philosophical reflection, encourage the sharing of philosophical heritage, open minds to new ideas, and inspire public debate on the challenges confronting our society. This year, World Philosophy Day will emphasize the use of new communication technologies to...

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19 Nov 2015
"EdX courses gave me the knowledge I needed to advance my career, as well as the confidence boost I needed to get back into formal education."
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James Peacock: I owe my future career to edX

Just two edX courses can jump-start a career. James Peacock, age 34, recently contacted us via our Student Support channel to thank edX for providing the courses that would not only round out his industry knowledge, but also prompt him to go back to school for his MBA. I’m from the United Kingdom, where I’m currently working whilst studying for an MBA part-time. I work...

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18 Nov 2015
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Tips to Ace Your Next Job Interview

Interview Tactics to Land the Job Job interviews are like first dates: First impressions are crucial, awkwardness abounds, and outcomes can be unpredictable. HKPolyUx is taking MOOCs to the next level in career development by matching students of our 2-part MOOC English@Work in Asia: Preparing for a Job Interview with partner companies for employment opportunities. Working with companies to develop our MOOCs has given us...

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17 Nov 2015
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We need to double down on coding. Every bit (and byte) counts.

This post originally ran on LinkedIn. Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York made news last month with an important promise to his city: he introduced an initiative that would systematically increase computer science education in city classrooms, with instruction to be made available in all public schools by a proposed deadline of 2026. As I recently wrote in the Hechinger Report, we at edX...

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17 Nov 2015
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AMA with Amnesty International

Join an AMA with Amnesty International MOOC facilitators. Edit: The AMA is posted, here! Thursday, November 19, join us on r/iAMA to ask your questions of Emilie White, Education Technology & Communications Adviser at Amnesty International, Barbara Weber, Global Director for Human Rights Education, and Gerald Kador Folkvord, Political Adviser and Human Rights Education Coordinator at Amnesty International Norway. Emilie, Barbara, and Gerald are three of...

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13 Nov 2015