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Becky Pineo

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Happy Chinese New Year!

EdX wishes a Happy New Year to our Chinese learners around the world! See below for a message from the edX team, and find courses to start your Year of the Goat off on the right foot. Find more courses taught in Chinese or about Chinese culture here.

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19 Feb 2015
in Learner News, Open edX

edX and McKinsey Academy Collaborate on New Social Learning Platform

We are pleased to announce that McKinsey Academy has selected the Open edX platform and edX’s distinctive technologies to help launch a new professional development offering. McKinsey Academy brings McKinsey’s renowned management expertise to a global audience of learners – providing distinctive and relevant learning experiences, driven by innovations in both technology and education. McKinsey Academy’s first offering on the Open edX platform is the...

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18 Feb 2015
in Learner News

Linear Thinking from Sports to Pixar

Learning new ideas can be exciting, enlightening, and even life-changing. The “ah-ha” moments might connect to comments like “I’ve never thought of that,” or “I’ve never known how to do that.” Ideally, the effects of such insight extend beyond a course. Learning to analyze writing can help a math major communicate discoveries on theoretical structures. Tackling problems through computing hones various problem-solving techniques that can...

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17 Feb 2015
in Learner News

edX Students Love Learning!

Our amazing community of students from around the world shared their love of edX on Facebook this Valentine’s Day, telling us about favorite courses, professors, areas of study, and ways in which edX is changing the world! Here’s what some of you had to say: “This week I started a computer science course and next month we are taking a spirituality course. Such a range...

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14 Feb 2015
in Learner News

Do you have what it takes to advise the President?

Iran is moving ever closer to a nuclear bomb. Can Tehran be stopped through negotiations, sanctions, or military action? Between the Assad regime and the Islamic State, civilians in Syria and Iraq face unimaginable atrocities. Should the U.S. intervene? China’s rise is rattling capitalist economies and a half-century of Pacific peace. How should Washington cope? Leaks about classified programs are pushing controversial government activities in...

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11 Feb 2015
in Learner News

Voulez-vous suivre un MOOC en français?

Voulez-vous suivre un MOOC en français? Plusieurs MOOCs démarrent en février, organisés par les universités européennes LouvainX (Belgique) et EPFL (Suisse): Les principes de la finance (3 février): Ce cours introductif vous propose un cadre conceptuel et des outils pour vous aider à prendre des décisions financières judicieuses, avec un focus particulier sur les opérations financières courantes : épargner, emprunter… Découvrir la science politique (6 février):...

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09 Feb 2015
in Learner News

Comment partager vos certificats sur LinkedIn

Merci à LouvainX pour la traduction de ce billet. Pour lire le billet original en anglais, cliquer ici. Comment partager vos certificats sur LinkedIn? Avec plus de 300 millions de membres, LinkedIn est devenu un réseau professionnel incontournable. Aujourd’hui, de nombreux RH et recruteurs utilisent LinkedIn comme premier outil pour repérer des candidats potentiels et chasser des têtes. Comment pouvez-vous faire ressortir votre profil ?...

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05 Feb 2015
in Learner News, Uncategorized

5 Myths About Open Online Courses at Scale

This post originally ran on Inside Higher Ed blog on February 1. This week at Dartmouth we are launching our first open online edX (DartmouthX) course, Introduction to Environmental Science. Everyone I know in higher education seems to have a set of strong opinions about open online education at scale. What have we actually learned from participating in this movement? What are the biggest myths...

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05 Feb 2015

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