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edX Discusses the Future of Credentials at SXSWedu

What do we consider “credentials” in 2015? What will we consider “credentials” in 5, 10, or 15 years? Next week at SXSWedu, edX’s Vice President of Product Beth Porter will discuss this important and relevant topic, and how social professional networks (such as LinkedIn), could be a major part of normalizing these new credential types on the panel entitled “Socializing Credential Innovation.” Beth will be...

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04 Mar 2015
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Science is Everywhere: Dive into Physics

Want to learn how simple motors work or why you’re safe in a metal car during a lightning storm? Curious about what professional scientists actually do all day? GeorgetownX invites you to be a part of the “Preparing for the AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism Exam” MOOC. If you’re not yet sure what this topic may hold for you, take a peek at this interview...

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04 Mar 2015
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BID lanza MOOC Mejores Pensiones, Mejores Trabajos

¿Sabías que hoy en día 130 millones de personas en América Latina y el Caribe están trabajando sin ahorrar para su vejez? ¿Sabías que casi 23 millones de personas mayores de 65 años no reciben una pensión financiada por sus propios aportes y que en ausencia de reformas, y producto del rápido envejecimiento demográfico, este número se disparará en las próximas décadas? Si no se...

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04 Mar 2015
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How Do You Say “MOOC” in Arabic? Join us at SXSWedu and Find Out!

It’s time for SXSWedu next week, and edX is excited to hit the road for Austin, TX where we’ll join our fellow innovators for one of the best education events of the year. We always enjoy meeting with colleagues and collaborators to share ideas about shaping the future of education. Join edX on Tuesday, March 10th from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. CST at the Hilton...

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03 Mar 2015
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Prepare for the AP* Exam or Learn a New Subject This Week!

Whether you are preparing for an AP exam or diving into a new subject that has always been of interest to you, there is a lot to learn on edX this week. From AP Physics to journalism to data analytics, start a new course to kick off the month of March! * Advanced Placement and AP are registered trademarks of the College Board, which was...

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27 Feb 2015
in Learner News, Open edX

9th edX Hackathon: Hacking is <3

Today our engineering team kicks off our 9th edX Hackathon! This is an opportunity for edX employees to work on edX and Open edX projects outside of our typical responsibilities and commitments. EdX engineers and non-engineers alike will dedicate the next two days to making headway on special projects including: Update Django Student Activity Dashboard: Create visual to indicate student progress as they progress through...

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26 Feb 2015
in Learner News

Reimagining Einstein for Students and Teachers

In The Einstein Revolution, we examine Einstein as a thread that ties together an understanding of many aspects of the twentieth century from history and technology to visual art, film, and beyond. No scientist has generated as much controversy and interest as Einstein. His theories changed our understanding of the nature of atoms, time, light, and space. However, his theories had a reach far beyond...

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24 Feb 2015
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Advance Your Career and Save on “Introduction to Linux”

Linux has become a resume “must-have” in the tech industry. Now taking the Introduction to Linux course to advance your career doesn’t have to break the bank with this limited $99 Verified Certificate offer. What if you could develop a strong working knowledge of Linux for less than a hundred dollars? The good news is, you can. For a limited time only, edX and The Linux Foundation are offering Introduction to Linux verified...

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23 Feb 2015
in Learner News

Five Courses to be Tech-Savvy in 2015

 Ready to learn a new programming language or build on your previous programming knowledge? Curious about how your smartphone works, or how to create an Android app? Check out the courses below, and enroll today to become truly tech-savvy in 2015!

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23 Feb 2015
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Explore a New Subject This Week on edX!

Inspired to learn more about Astrophysics or the controversies behind organ transplants? Ready to dive into the urban education debate, or revisit the stories of the U.S. Civil War? From the stars to solid state chemistry, check out classes starting this week on edX.

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20 Feb 2015