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Becky Pineo

Learner quote: edX has done a good job on the accommodations that are needed... It's just easy, straightforward, so no problems at all. Very accessible – it's impressive, in fact.
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Online Learning Opens Doors for Students with Disabilities

A student with cerebral palsy finds success with online education College can be a challenging time for anyone. Students have to get through the admissions process, handle new levels of academic rigor, and select their majors. Tucker McKiven faces all of these challenges and more. “He can only use one hand effectively and it affects walking and so forth. It’s everything, it’s Cerebral Palsy,” explained...

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13 Nov 2015
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Joseph Nuccio: edX is the Best of Both Worlds

Learning online helps gifted children preserve friendships as they advance. Parents these days are inundated with all kinds of advice: THIS food brand but not THAT one. THIS school but not THAT teacher. It can be overwhelming, and doubly so for parents of gifted children, whose unique needs can represent uncharted territory. That’s where Ame Nuccio found herself with her son, Joseph. Outwardly, Joseph is...

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12 Nov 2015
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Managing Addiction in Bhutan with help from edX MOOC

Dr. John is a Professor volunteering in Bhutan, who wrote in to share how he is incorporating the University of Adelaide edX course Managing Addiction: A Framework for Successful Treatment into his work. To share your own edX story, email stories@edx.org. I am a retired clinician, academic and researcher interested in youth health, substance use, mental health and sexuality. I have been coming to Bhutan...

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06 Nov 2015
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Stepping Outside a Coding Comfort Zone with HTML5

EdX Learner Georgiana Blantin, age 25 from Baja California, Mexico, was a student from the last iteration of HTML5 Coding Essentials and Best Practices in June 2015, and wrote in to the course staff to share her experience.  I grew up homeschooled in a very small town – a very isolated life – and it means so much to me to have found such a...

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02 Nov 2015
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Student Review: IIMBx Statistics for Business

This review by Rodrigo Serrano was originally posted on ClassCentral. Rodrigo is a passionate digital learning professional based in Paris, France. Have you posted a review of your edX course? Let us know – email stories@edx.org. Statistics for Business 1 is a superbly designed, spreadsheet-based course on introductory statistics and probability. The truly practical approach of the course should attract just about anyone wishing to gain...

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31 Oct 2015
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MITx U.Lab Live Session: Students Become the Teachers

U.Lab is a course that blends education and movement-building to catalyze institutional and personal renewal and change. U.Lab blends the more frequently used MOOC elements (lectures, videos, discussions, exercises) with additional features such as 75-minute live-streamed global classroom sessions. Tomorrow is our third live session – and it will be unlike anything we’ve done before. That’s because it intentionally coincides with our MITx U.Lab Prototype...

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28 Oct 2015
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edX Welcomes Caroline Mol

EdX welcomes first European hire.  Caroline Mol, a Senior Partner Manager, will based out of Spain. Read on to learn more about her background, thoughts on European education, and her role at edX.  Q: What is your role in Spain and Europe? What will you be focusing on? A: Currently, I am the proud partner manager for UAM, UC3M and UP Valencia in Spain, EPFL...

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27 Oct 2015
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Global Freshman Academy Students Enrolling for Credit

In April, edX and ASU partnered to create the Global Freshman Academy, a first-of-its-kind program offering college credit for online courses. Now that the first GFA course has concluded, we’ve begun to hear stories from students around the world who are taking advantage of the opportunity to earn college credit with online courses. We reached out to Miguel, the very first student to opt-in to...

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25 Oct 2015
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#OpenedX2015: Open edX Conference Wrap-up

Why Open edX? Well, for one thing, the coolness factor. Open edX is the cool kid on the block. – Adolfo Brandes, hastexo The 2nd annual Open edX Conference was filled with thought-provoking conversations, engaging presentations, and practical takeaways. More than 200 Open edX enthusiasts, developers, users, researchers, and educators traveled from around the world to join the discussion. Those who weren’t able to attend...

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22 Oct 2015
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Back to the Future, with edX

Great Scott! Back to the Future Day is here! If you’re familiar with the 1980s Back to the Future film franchise, you may already know why sci-fi fans everywhere are celebrating today: October 21, 2015 is the day in the then-far future to which Marty McFly accidentally time-travels. To celebrate this momentous fictional occasion, revisit Back to the Future in a whole new way with...

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21 Oct 2015

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