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Candace Hazlett

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Queen Rania Foundation Launches Edraak, a MOOC Portal for the Arab World

Today we realize our shared vision to bring opportunity & quality education to the Arab world. This past November, we were honored to host Her Majesty Queen Rania al Abdullah of Jordan and the Queen Rania Foundation at the edX offices to announce our partnership to work together to increase access to education and opportunity for the Arab world. This week our shared goal became...

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19 May 2014
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Your Recipe for Wellbeing: Six Science-based Ingredients for Reducing Stress

No matter age or profession, anyone can benefit both mentally and physically from managing stress in a more positive way. For an insider’s peek into the edX course Becoming a Resilient Person – The Science of Stress Management, Professor Clayton Cook offers everyday science-based tips to help people reduce stress, increase happiness and achieve wellbeing. Your Recipe for Wellbeing: Six Science-based Ingredients for Reducing Stress...

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16 May 2014
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Rethinking Accessibility for Online Learning

I am a Korean marine geophysicist who became quadriplegic (spinal cord injury with complete injury on cervical bone number four) as a result of a van rollover accident during a geological field trip in California almost 9 years ago (July 2, 2006). I am completely paralyzed from the neck down. However, with twist of luck and turn of fate, I have become quite influential in...

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13 May 2014
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Bridging the gap between education and employment with Aspiring Minds

Why are millions of students taking courses on edx? (Let us call everyone students irrespective of whether they are in college, school or working since we are all here to learn). We can view it from two different lenses – we are here to learn, or we are here to equip ourselves with skills needed for brighter career prospects. I’m confident many of you would...

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09 May 2014
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Vital Source and edX: Bringing Education Opportunity to the Masses

How can technology be used to transform teaching and learning in Higher Education? This is a subject of much discussion and debate, not only in the educational community, but among students, the business community and policy-makers concerned about global competitiveness. According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), mass higher education has become a worldwide priority, with enrollments growing from 100 million...

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02 May 2014
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A deeper partnership with XuetangX to increase quality education for Chinese students

At a signing ceremony on the campus of Tsinghua University in Beijing, representatives from the Chinese Ministry of Education, XuetangX — a consortium of leading Chinese universities — and edX joined to announce a deeper partnership to continue to expand access to education for Chinese learners in China and around the world. The education gap in China is large and growing. According to Teach for...

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29 Apr 2014
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How Our Medical Device Company Is Using Open EdX To Engage Customers

First, a story about how “The LEGO Movie” took me by surprise Somewhat reluctantly, I agreed last month to take my three daughters to “The LEGO® Movie.” I had seen the trailer, and I was deeply skeptical about a film that appeared to be little more than a thinly veiled commercial. I have good kids, but I had visions of them relentlessly pestering me until...

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16 Apr 2014
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CS50x Hackathon: Harvard Team visits St. Louis Students

I really hate not being able to answer a question when the professor asks. But there I was, sitting on stage at Sanders Theatre at Harvard when Professor David Malan asked me what they could do to improve CS50. I had nothing, so I tried to pass the question off to my colleague Brendan Lind, but he had no suggestions either.  In my opinion, CS50...

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09 Apr 2014
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How TU Delft’s Solar Energy MOOC Changed My Life

Student Post: Andersson Contreras, DelftX Solar Energy Student Today I want to tell you how solar energy course changed many aspects of my life, and I mean not only academics, but also economic and environmental aspects. It all started when I enrolled in ET3034TUx Solar Energy from TU Delft. I had not made ​​any progress related to the energy of the sun, but if I had...

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04 Apr 2014

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