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Kyoto University Invites Student Winners to Japan

Kyoto University previously announced a competition for learners in their Evolution of the Human Sociality: A Quest for the Origin of Our Social Behavior course. Read on to learn about the winners of the competition and their trip to Japan.  As an additional part of Kyoto University’s Evolution of the Human Sociality: A Quest for the Origin of Our Social Behavior course, lectured by Kyoto University President Juichi Yamagiwa, the course team held...

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10 Mar 2016
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Gender Equality of the Future Must Include the Past

This is a guest blog post by Beth Myers, PhD, Director of Special Collections at Smith College.  Over the past year, Smith College has collaborated with edX to create Smith’s first MOOC, Psychology of Political Activism: Women Changing the World. For us in Special Collections, this project deeply resonates with tenors of international partnership and access inherent in this year’s International Women’s Day theme: “Planet...

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08 Mar 2016
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in Learner Stories

Learning for Credit. Learning to Believe in Yourself.

Stephanie Pavlik Age 32 | Los Angeles, CAStephanie Pavlik has learned a lot through Arizona State University (ASU) and edX’s Global Freshman Academy (GFA). In just three online courses, she’s gained a wide spectrum of general knowledge in astronomy, human origins and western civilizations, not to mention sharpened critical-thinking and writing skills. Still, above all of this, Stephanie most values a different piece of knowledge that she’s...

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03 Mar 2016
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in En Español, Learner News

Filosofía, Ciencia, Educación, Medicina y Derecho. ¡Embárcate en los nuevos cursos de la UAM en edX!

Desde la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) hemos preparado cuatro nuevos cursos en español. Estos cursos tratan sobre algunas de las materias más relevantes que se imparten en nuestra universidad, específicamente proyectados para ser impartidos online gracias al esfuerzo conjunto de nuestros profesores y el resto de nuestro equipo. Te animamos a inscribirte para aprender con nosotros, con la posibilidad de obtener un certificado verificado....

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A Learner’s Quest Across the World for Knowledge

This is a guest blog post from HKPolyU’s Knowledge Management and Big Data in Business course team.  Just how far can a MOOC go to ignite someone’s passion for learning? The answer is at least half way around the world. Captain Hicham El Filali of the Royal Air Maroc in Morocco was looking for some “clarifications” on the concept of knowledge audit, which was introduced in the...

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17 Feb 2016
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Zika Facts from Global Health Experts at Harvard

This blog post was authored by David J. Hunter, Acting Dean of Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Enroll in his course, Readings in Global Health, to join the conversation about the Zika virus and other challenges in global health. Many of you have had questions about the Zika virus; here is an update of what we know. Zika virus was first identified...

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16 Feb 2016
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Go Beyond The Exam. Learn the Physics of Everyday Life.

This is a guest blog post from GeorgetownX’s AP Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism Exam course team. In 2014, more than 4 million students took an Advanced Placement (AP) exam to assess their level of preparation for rigorous college courses and, in some cases, to achieve college credit while still in high school. Leading up to the AP exams in May, online courses present an excellent way for...

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16 Feb 2016
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in Learner News, MOOC Research

Exploring Course Structure at HarvardX: A New Year’s Resolution for MOOC Research

This post originally ran on Harvard University’s Office of the Vice Provost for Advances in Learning blog and can be found here.  Course structure – the type, frequency, and grading of various activities in a course – has been shown to be a tunable parameter with which to affect learner behavior and outcomes (Freeman). On-campus, transitions from traditional lecture to active learning formats benefit student behavior, learning...

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10 Feb 2016
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The Results of Integrating a MOOC Into On-Campus Teaching

 Dr. Masato Kajimoto from HKU’s Making Sense of News gave a seminar to teachers on January 14, 2016 about his experience in integrating a MOOC into on-campus teaching.  Producing MOOCs has become a global trend but the big question remains: How can MOOCs bring positive impact to on-campus teaching and learning? Dr. Masato Kajimoto from the Journalism and Media Studies Centre at the University of Hong Kong (HKU)...

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09 Feb 2016
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Super Bowl 50: Learn Marketing’s Role in the Big Game

What was your favorite Super Bowl commercial? Last night, over 100 million people tuned in to watch the Denver Broncos (now Super Bowl champs) face the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50. The Super Bowl always seems to bring people together, and not just to watch football. Based on a recent survey, almost 80% of Americans who watch the Super Bowl care more about the ads than the game,...

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08 Feb 2016