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Candace Hazlett

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Free Linux MOOC: Live Twitter Chat with Linux Foundation Executive Director and edX CEO

  In just a few months the Linux Foundation’s first training MOOC, Introduction to Linux, will launch. The course has already attracted nearly 100,000 registrations since it was announced only three weeks ago, making it one of the fastest growing courses we’ve ever had on edX. Our partnership with Linux will make in demand training available to anyone, anywhere, bridge a critical skills gap, and...

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02 Apr 2014
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Welcome Wendy Cebula

In the two years since edX launched, we have partnered with the world’s leading universities and institutions to deliver free, high-quality courses to over two million learners around the globe. Through the contributions and support of our wonderful partners and faculty, we have expanded access to education, improving on-campus learning and advancing teaching through research. Our open source platform, Open edX, allows countries, nonprofits and...

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24 Mar 2014
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University of Chicago joins edX

We are proud to announce that The University of Chicago has joined edX as our 34th Charter Member. One of the world’s premier academic and research institutions, the University of Chicago has driven new ways of thinking since its founding in 1890. Today, UChicago is an intellectual destination that draws inspired scholars to its Hyde Park and international campuses, keeping UChicago at the nexus of...

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19 Mar 2014
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Guest Post: µStudio — Speed & Quality for under $10k

The brief given to me early last year by my boss, Professor Phil Long, here at the University of Queensland, was not one I’d heard before. “We’re making four edX courses. We need to produce a large number of short educational videos across a wide range of topics. All the videos have to be engaging but also easy to make, with tools that are familiar...

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18 Mar 2014
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GEMS Education joins edX

We are proud to announce that GEMS Education has joined edX as a Contributing Member. GEMS (Global Education Management System) is a pioneer in the education sector. Through their K-12 schools, consulting practice, and charitable foundation, they are advancing education for all. Every day in their English-language schools around the world, they prepare thousands of children of all ages for real world success. Some of...

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14 Mar 2014
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How MOOC Video Production Affects Student Engagement

A few months ago I blogged about my summer 2013 research on optimal video length for student engagement. RecentlyJuho Kim, a Ph.D. student at MIT, Rob Rubin, the VP of Engineering at edX, and I extended that work and published How Video Production Affects Student Engagement: An Empirical Study of MOOC Videos at the ACM Conference on Learning at Scale (L@S). Here’s a brief summary of the paper and...

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12 Mar 2014
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Columbia University joins edX

We are proud to announce that Columbia University has joined edX as our 33rd Charter Member. Among the world’s leading research universities, Columbia University in the City of New York continuously seeks to advance the frontiers of scholarship and foster a campus community deeply engaged in the complex issues of our time through teaching, research, and public service. More than 40,000 students, award-winning faculty, and...

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12 Mar 2014
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A Perfect Match: Linux and MOOCs

2,500 Registrations in First 24 Hours. 40,000 and counting in 4 Days. MOOCs appeal to different people in different ways. From the college student who wants to supplement his or her coursework to the stay-at-home dad who wants to brush up on Chinese history (and there are hundreds of other examples), the appeal is obvious and the opportunities endless. One area where we believe MOOCs...

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10 Mar 2014
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Thinking better, doing better, and improving the on campus experience

 Think101x: The Science of Everyday Thinking went live this Sunday to more than 75,000 students. In the course, we explore why people believe weird things, how they form and change opinions, and how we can make better decisions. Sign up for the course Get a taste of things to come Check out the on campus experience There are no prerequisites for The Science of Everyday...

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07 Mar 2014
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The Future of Online Training in Latin America and The Caribbean

You may have heard the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has signed an agreement with edX – the online education platform founded by Harvard and MIT- to make our online training programs accessible worldwide through “MOOCs” – Massive Open Online Courses. This agreement is a real revolution from the point of view of training and learning, and so I wanted to explain some ideas that summarize why we...

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06 Mar 2014

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