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Rohan Kulkarni
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Rohan Kulkarni: My Journey to Become a Theoretical Physicist

Rohan Kulkarni  |  Thane, India When I was in my 12th standard, I had some interest in Engineering, but was not interested enough to consider it as a career. I loved Physics and Mathematics, and wanted to take a path which incorporated both – but wasn’t engineering. Here in India, one is less aware of career possibilities beyond becoming a doctor or engineer. When I...

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18 Oct 2015
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Mashable: 5 free online classes you can take (and finish) by the end of this year

This post originally ran on Mashable. Read the full post here. No matter where you’re at in your career, learning something new can only help you. Looking for a new job? A unique skill could easily set you apart from the hundreds of other applicants. Worked in the same position for a long time? Expertise in a new field could be the factor that gets...

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13 Oct 2015
Actuarial Science AMA
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Reddit AMA: Actuarial Science with ANU Senior Lecturer Adam Butt – October 16, 2015

You’re invited to an AMA (Ask Me Anything) with ANU Senior Lecturer Adam Butt, who is currently teaching ANUx’s Introduction to Actuarial Science MOOC. Join us Friday October 16, starting at 1PM ET. 1PM ET: We’ll post the AMA and link to it from this page. We’ll also message the AMA out via edX social channels (follow edX on Facebook and Twitter). 2PM: Adam will...

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09 Oct 2015
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MITx U.Lab Course Review: So much more than a course

Katie Stubley, a Strategic Design Manager at the Centre for Social Impact at the University of Western Australia has been an educator, social process designer and community builder for more than 10 years. For the last six years she has been immersed in the field of social impact, both internationally and locally. She’s an avid learner and will delve into anything that helps her create...

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07 Oct 2015
Incoming freshman Ahaan Rungta
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Arriving at MIT, One Solution at a Time

This post first ran on MIT Spectrum. Click here for the full catalog of MIT courses on edX. “For 11 years, I’ve wanted to go to MIT,” says Ahaan Rungta, now a 16-year-old freshman, who did math puzzles at age 3, calculus at 7, quantum mechanics at 13. Homeschooled, he has worked on problems since he was five through MIT’s OpenCourseWare (OCW) and later, edX, online...

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06 Oct 2015
Learner Story George Zafiris(1)
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George Zafiris: Using edX to Improve My Study Habits

George Zafiris Age 20  |  Greece EdX changed my life, and now it’s a part of who I am. I’m so happy be among the 5,000,000 edX students worldwide. All the edX courses I’ve taken have taught me something new and useful that I can apply to advancing my career and studies. Each one provided me with an amazing “toolkit” – methodologies which improved my...

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04 Oct 2015
Justice
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Reddit AMA with Harvard Professor Michael Sandel – October 7, 2015

You’re invited to an AMA with Harvard Justice Professor Michael Sandel. Join us Wednesday October 7, starting at 1PM ET. AMA means “Ask Me Anything.” Questions about justice, political philosophy, the professor’s research, education, life at Harvard, and more, are all fair game. The AMA is not intended to be a Q&A solely about the JusticeX course. 1PM ET: Professor Sandel will post the AMA...

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30 Sep 2015
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edX Welcomes Alex Wang, General Manager of edX China

Alex Wang recently joined edX’s growing team to cultivate the vast potential of our China-based members, courses, students, and new endeavors. We asked him to tell us a little bit about himself via the edX blog – read on to learn more about Alex‘s background, role, and hopes for edX in China. What is your role in China? What will you be focusing on? 您在中国主要责任是什么?工作重点将是什么?...

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23 Sep 2015
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edX让我重返校园

毕业之后,如何与母校keep in touch?香港大学校友@mi55Minnie通过在1年的时间完成港大跨度极大的4门MOOC课程来“重返校园”。一起来听听她的#edX故事#

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23 Sep 2015
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Apprenez en français avec edX

18 MOOCs vous permettent d’apprendre en français. Etes-vous curieux d’en découvrir plus sur la stratégie d’entreprise, le marketing, la psychologie de la négociation, la science politique… ? Ou alors, c’est plutôt l’électronique, l’algèbre ou l’astrophysique qui vous branche ? En plus d’approfondir vos connaissances, vous pouvez améliorer votre pratique du français, avec des professeurs des universités de Louvain, de Paris Sorbonne ou de Genève !...

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23 Sep 2015

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