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Working with Facebook to Create SocialEDU

The future of learning is social and edX is helping to build it in Africa. EdX is part of an exciting new pilot with Facebook that will provide students in Rwanda with free access to a collaborative online education experience. SocialEDU was announced by Facebook at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Monday. Facebook and edX want to use the power of social tools...

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24 Feb 2014
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The University of Tokyo joins edX

We are proud to welcome The University of Tokyo, one of the world’s most prominent research and teaching universities, as our 32nd xConsortium member. The University of Tokyo was established in 1877 as the first national university in Japan. As a leading research university, UTokyo offers courses in essentially all academic disciplines at both undergraduate and graduate levels and conducts research across the full spectrum...

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18 Feb 2014
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You can now share your edX success on LinkedIn

A little while back we announced a new collaboration with LinkedIn to make it easier for you to showcase your edX achievements on your LinkedIn Profile. We are now pleased to announce that you can start populating your LinkedIn profile with your edX honor code and ID verified certificates. If you’ve earned any type of certificate with edX, check your email inbox over the next...

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06 Feb 2014
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Dartmouth joins edX

We are proud to announce that Dartmouth has joined edX as our 31st partner offering courses on the edX platform. Dartmouth, an Ivy League institution founded in 1769, is recognized globally for providing students with an outstanding undergraduate and graduate education. Dartmouth is home to some of the finest teacher-scholars in higher education across its Faculty of Arts & Sciences, the Geisel School of Medicine,...

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23 Jan 2014
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Harvard and MIT release working papers on open online courses

Research findings challenge common misconceptions, offer surprising insights about how students engage with MOOCs. MIT and Harvard University today announced the release of a series of working papers based on 17 online courses offered on the edX platform. Run in 2012 and 2013, the courses analyzed drew upon diverse topics — from ancient Greek poetry to electromagnetism — and an array of disciplines, from public...

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21 Jan 2014
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World Economic Forum Launches “Forum Academy” Learning Portal Using edX Platform

For decades, the World Economic Forum has enabled leaders in business, policy and academia to meet and learn from one another at events held in Davos, Switzerland and many other locations around the world. These gatherings have provided the setting for an exchange of ideas that have helped set the direction for solutions to critical global problems. Now, with the creation of Forum Academy, the...

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21 Jan 2014
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LaunchCode and edX Team Up to Train Aspiring Coders

*Update We’re off and running. Our first class at the Peabody Opera House was held on Monday, January 13th. It was amazing to see the Opera House filled with over 800 motivated and dedicated learners. Note: This Blog Post was written for edX by Jim McKelvey and Brendan Lind from LaunchCode, a St. Louis-based initiative that removes traditional ‘credential’ barriers for entry into developer jobs.  The...

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13 Jan 2014
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Massive Open Online Course Helps English Language Learners Improve Writing Skills

Students Take College Writing 2x: Principles of Written English Massive Open Online Course in Madagascar International students connect the United States with the world. We want international students to be successful in their fields of study and to gain a rich understanding of America. Learning the intricacies of written English increases students’ chances of success in science, business, technology and much of higher education —...

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10 Jan 2014
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An edX SPOC as the Online Backbone of a Flipped College Course, Part 2

In his last post Brian reviewed the background for his course, his educational objectives and some initial ways he adapted the 7.00x MOOC to support the Bio 111 SPOC. Here he continues with his changes, as well as expands on what he’s learned so far. In class activities Flipping the class has involved a dramatic revision of my in-class activities. Instead of lecturing, the sessions...

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09 Jan 2014
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MOOCs and a Liberal Arts College

MOOCs are a potential game-changer in the rapidly evolving landscape of higher education. They can affordably expand access to rigorous, effective curricula otherwise available only to a few. They can enable analytics that will offer insight into how humans learn. They may even strengthen global community and commitment to a shared future. Even leaving aside the work force demands of a technology-driven economy, all those...

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31 Dec 2013