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Learn More about NotreDameX, edX’s 35th Charter Member: A Q&A with Elliott Visconsi

We recently welcomed the University of Notre Dame as our 35th Charter Member. NotreDameX will offer online courses on edX.org starting in spring 2015. To learn more about NotreDameX, its upcoming online classes and how it is embracing technology to enhance the bond between teacher and learner, we spoke with Elliott Visconsi, the University’s Chief Academic Digital Officer. You are an English and Law professor,...

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24 Jun 2014
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Welcome to the University of Adelaide

We are proud to announce that the University of Adelaide, a world-class education and research institution in Australia, has joined edX as a Contributing Member. The University of Adelaide has built a rich tradition of excellence to become a leader in Australian higher education and research. Dedicated to discovering new knowledge, pursuing innovation and preparing the educated leaders of tomorrow, the University of Adelaide will...

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18 Jun 2014
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Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani joins edX

We are pleased to announce that the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani, an all-India Institute for higher education, has joined edX as a Contributing Member. BITS’ mission is to advance knowledge and educate students in science, technology, and other areas of scholarships that will best serve India and the world in the 21st century. Dedicated to providing students with an education that...

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16 Jun 2014
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Notre Dame joins edX

We are proud to announce that the University of Notre Dame has joined edX as our 35th Charter Member. A prestigious and renowned university, founded as a Catholic academic community of higher learning, Notre Dame is dedicated to the pursuit and sharing of truth for its own sake. Notre Dame prides itself on being an environment of teaching and learning that fosters the development in...

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11 Jun 2014
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Learnings from our Global Conference #FutureEDU

Thank you to TU Delft for an exciting three days of collaborative idea exchange around teaching, learning and the future of education at our Global Forum, #FutureEDU, last week. We were overwhelmed by TU Delft’s warm, generous hospitality, and thoroughly enjoyed our time in the beautiful Netherlands. Josh Kim, director of digital learning initiatives at the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning, joined us...

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09 Jun 2014
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Live from #FutureEDU: 10 New Courses from DelftX

10 New Courses from DelftX Live from #FutureEDU, conference hosts, Delft University of Technology (DelftX) are excited to announce ten brand new courses, including their first XSeries. Dutch engineers are world renowned for their expertise in the field of water. Not altogether surprising, considering a large part of the Netherlands is a delta and lies below sea level. The Water XSeries, offered by the Faculty of...

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05 Jun 2014
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Live from #FutureEDU: Welcome to The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Wageningen University

Welcome to our New Members: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Wageningen University We’re here this week at Delft University of Technology for #FutureEDU. As our worldwide team shares our experiences and explores the future of education both online and on campus, I am pleased to announce our newest edX members: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Wageningen University. Both The Hong Kong Polytechnic University...

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05 Jun 2014
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Welcome Beth Porter

  We are excited to welcome Beth Porter, vice president of product, to the edX team. Beth joins us from Pearson Education and has spent her career developing products that enhance online teaching and learning. Her education expertise will help edX continue to develop its cutting-edge platform to help educators transform the learning experience and help students around the world develop a lifelong love of...

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29 May 2014
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Welcome Chris Terman

We are excited to welcome Chris Terman, director of academics, to the edX team! Chris will help us deliver the highest quality education to edX learners worldwide. Chris Terman, our new director of academics, is an award-winning educator from MIT EECS (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science) and brings four decades of experience as a lecturer, courseware developer and entrepreneur. Chris will help lead the development...

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27 May 2014
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The Lean MOOC

Your typical small liberal arts college does not possess a wealth of resources focused on online course development that can be leveraged to produce a MOOC. But what we lack in resources we more than make up for in collaboration and creativity. Partly out of necessity and partly by design, the DavidsonX team jumped into our MOOC course development process feet first. We are figuring...

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25 May 2014