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Artificial Intelligence: Transforming Science Fiction Into Real Systems View

BerkeleyX CS188.1x Artificial Intelligence was one of the first courses on edX and its third offering kicks off this week. We sat down with Berkeley Professors Dan Klein and Pieter Abbeel to learn more about their course, the ever-growing impact of Artificial Intelligence in our world, and their new course feature that allows MOOC students to assess themselves the same way as on-campus Berkeley students. What...

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03 Feb 2015
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U.Lab: A New Model for Learning

This post originally ran on the U.Lab Presencing Institute site; read the full post here. Find edX students near you to study with! Join your edX Meetup group today. This has been a remarkable week. U.Lab: Transforming Business, Society, and Self — a new kind of edX course — has kicked off with over 26,000 participants from 190 countries enrolled. There is an old adage...

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02 Feb 2015
in Learner News, MOOC Research

87% of Students Say They Gain as Much or More From Online Courses Compared to On-campus Courses

Can an online course really teach students as well as a traditional on-campus course? Many believe not – they feel that while Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are accessible, they are offer an inferior learning experience, lacking the richness of person-to-person interaction possible on a campus. We set out to assess this situation and learn more about online learning itself. Here at the Australian National University,...

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27 Jan 2015
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Cómo añadir tu certificado al perfil de Linkedin

Añadir un certificado verificado de edX a tu página es una forma magnífica de compartir tus nuevas habilidades con contactos profesionales y empleadores potenciales. Con más de 300 millones de miembros, Linkedin se ha convertido en la red profesional en la que hay que estar. La mayoría de los equipos de recursos humanos y reclutadores profesionales la usan como herramienta principal para buscar candidatos potenciales....

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25 Jan 2015
in Open edX

Databits Challenge

This post by Beth Porter, edX VP of Product, originally ran on the Open edX/Engineering blog on January 21, 2015. Last September, HarvardX and Databits, an invitation-based website where creative coders, engineers, and data scientists connect and share their work, challenged the internet to create an interactive visualization of the binomial distribution. Specifically, they asked participants to develop a tool to help students understand a...

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22 Jan 2015
in Learner News

¿Quieres cursar MOOCs en español?

La Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM), España, ofrece en febrero de 2015 sus primeros cuatro MOOCs en castellano, sobre… Jugando con Android – Aprende a programar tu primera App — February 24, 2015 ¿Te gusta la informática? ¿Tienes conocimientos básicos?, ¡pues haz este curso!. Casi el 60% de los teléfonos vendidos en 2013 fueron teléfonos inteligentes y un 80% de éstos llevaban en su interior el sistema operativo Android. Con este...

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20 Jan 2015
in Learner Stories

Learner Story: Using edX Courses in a Homeschool Program

Beth Dickinson and her family live in Port St. Joe, Florida. I am a parent of three mature homeschoolers who have been taking the first section of Eric Foner’s Civil War – Reconstruction course. I just have to tell you that I have never seen a middle schooler and two high schoolers so engaged in an online course! My sons really enjoy the instructor (so much so...

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15 Jan 2015
in Learner News

EdX and Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Announce Middle School Scholarship Challenge

We are excited today to announce a great opportunity for middle school students. Successfully complete one of five selected edX courses and get a leg up in the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Scholars Program. UT AustinX Jazz Appreciation (Starts Jan. 20) UC BerkeleyX Frankenstein (Starts Feb. 2) HarveyMuddX Programming in Scratch (Starts Feb. 2) DartmouthX Introduction to Environmental Science (Starts Feb. 3) HarvardX Super-Earths and...

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14 Jan 2015
in Learner News

How to get the latest updates from edX

Are you a social (media) butterfly? Below are some ways you can interact with edX, including following edX on Facebook and joining your local Meetup group. Tune in! Like us on Facebook for updates, course announcements, contests and stories, and to interact with edX students from around the world. Follow us on Twitter. We tweet out breaking news, new courses, important updates, edX events, and...

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13 Jan 2015

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