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A New Take On Summer Reading

Back to school is in the air, as many teachers and students prepare for a new school year. Today, we hear from Mary Liu who teaches biology, anatomy and physiology at a high school in a Boston suburb. Mary is both an edX student and course creator and shares her insights into how online education is impacting and enhancing high school learning. How high schools...

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08 Aug 2014
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Indian Institute of Management Bangalore joins edX

We are proud to welcome the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) as a new edX Member. IIM Bangalore is joining as our first India B-school member, and we are excited to host its online courses and help deliver its high-quality MOOCs to our learner community later this year. Recognized as a leading international institute of management studies, IIMB believes in building leaders through holistic,...

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04 Aug 2014
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Engineering courses to help you boldly go where you’ve never gone before

The first engineer I ever came across was Enterprise NCC 1701-D Chief Engineer Lt. Commander Geordi LaForge on Star Trek The Next Generation (TNG). Not to get nostalgic about my love for Star Trek, but the show depicted a future in which anything was possible through science and engineering. Cmdr. LaForge could solve any problem he faced with his creativity and ingenuity. It was not...

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29 Jul 2014
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Measuring the Success of a MOOC: edX Team Members Weigh In

When edX celebrated our 2nd birthday this past May we broadcast a live-stream Q&A with several edX team members answering questions submitted by you, our learner community. We fielded as many questions as we could, but we had so many great questions that we couldn’t get to them all in just one hour. So, we’re taking some of those questions to the edX blog and...

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25 Jul 2014
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Spotlight on edX Learners

Here at edX the focus is on people, not profit; so, we love hearing from our students across the globe about how edX has impacted their lives. This week, Kristi emailed from Maryland to tell us that taking multiple courses for audit has been a fun way to keep her mind sharp. “I’m taking the courses purely for self-gratification, but find them to be so...

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22 Jul 2014
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DelftX Awards Students with More than a Certificate

Guest Post: Janine Kiers, DelftX Product Manager Worldwide learners enrolled in DelftX online courses on edX.org are gaining more than just knowledge and a certificate for their achievements. We at DelftX and the Delft University of Technology are pleased to honor select students with awards and additional opportunities to help motivate their love of learning. Student awards and honors range from lab workshops to online...

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16 Jul 2014
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Bridging the Gap Between Education and Employment in the Arab World

Committed to increasing access to education for everyone, everywhere, we are pleased to announce a new collaboration between edX and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to create a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) portal to bridge the gap between education and employment in the Arab World. Courses are expected to begin in September 2014 with a first-of-its-kind pilot program for Saudi women, youth, the disabled...

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15 Jul 2014
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Talking Heads and Beyond

Sal Khan of Khan Academy fame may recommend recording natural speech rather than planning every word of his instructional videos, but a fully scripted video seems to be the preferred approach for many MOOC educators. As part of the University of Hong Kong’s small team tasked with helping faculties prepare HKU’s first MOOCs, we recognize that learners have individual preferences about how best to gain...

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01 Jul 2014
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Getting the Most from a MOOC

When MOOCs are contrasted with traditional residential courses, such comparisons are often based on individual components (video vs. live lectures, online forums vs. classroom discussion, multiple-choice tests vs. graded papers, etc.). While such comparative analyses are worthwhile, they may miss the most important element of learning success: the motivation level of a student. A personal analysis of this phenomenon derives from my Degree of Freedom...

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30 Jun 2014
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edX Welcomes our 36th Charter Member: Sorbonne Universités

Today we are honored to announce our 36th Charter Member and our first edX member from France, Sorbonne Universités. Sorbonne Universités will be joining edX as SorbonneX and will begin offering classes in spring 2015. Comprising a world class educational experience, Sorbonne Universités include: Paris-Sorbonne, focused on art, humanities and social science; Pierre et Marie Curie, focused on science and engineering; University of Technology of...

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25 Jun 2014