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Welcome, Catalyst

We are pleased to welcome Catalyst, a fellow global nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing women and business, as a new edX member. Their first MOOC, Inclusive Leadership Training: Becoming a Successful Leader is now open for enrollment and will focus on what it takes to become a successful 21st-century leader and how to adopt an inclusive leadership style. Catalyst’s commitment to inclusive workforces and expanding...

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09 Dec 2014
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From an hour to a course! Celebrate coding during Computer Science Education Week.

 From an hour to a course. Take your coding to the next level and celebrate Computer Science Education Week with edX! Are you joining in an “Hour of Code?” Do you want to continue learning computer science? Check out our computer science and programming courses today. CS50x: Introduction to Computer Science— HarvardX — Self-paced  CS50x is Harvard College’s introduction to the intellectual enterprises of computer science and...

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08 Dec 2014
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Sam Hatfield: From a Bookstore Lay Off to REI Blackbook Developer with edX and LaunchCode

Guest post by Sam Hatfield, edX & LaunchCode Student | 12.04.2014 This post originally ran on the edX Learner Story blog. Samuel Hatfield St. Louis, MO, USA | Age 28 I am 28 years old and hold a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Missouri – St. Louis. When I was laid off from my job at a bookstore, I was looking...

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04 Dec 2014
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Welcome Harvey Mudd, a new edX Member

We are pleased to welcome Harvey Mudd College as a new edX member. A small liberal arts college in California, Harvey Mudd College in partnership with edX will bring its expertise in hands-on education to a global learning community. Their debut MOOCs, Middle-Years Computer Science (MyCS) and Programming in Scratch are aimed at teachers and educators, and their third MOOC, How Stuff Moves, is a...

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04 Dec 2014
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edX and Microsoft Office Mix

Today we’re pleased to share news about a new partnership with Microsoft that will enable our course creators to integrate Office Mix into their edX courses. Many faculty currently use PowerPoint slides as the basis of their lectures on edX. But creating videos, updating and revising them, and adding interactive elements to lectures can be time-consuming. With Office Mix, educators will be able to easily...

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02 Dec 2014
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Join our Book Club and Kick Off the Holiday Season with A Christmas Carol

Our first book club kicks off today with the BerkeleyX Book Club A Christmas Carol. To celebrate the start of the book club and the holiday season, we sat down with course professor Dr. Maggie Sokolik to learn more about the course, how a book group differs from a literature course and her favorite film version of A Christmas Carol (Fans of The Muppets will be...

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01 Dec 2014
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Coming Up On edX – Courses Starting This Week – 11/30/2014

Get happy. Study a classic. And learn your history. Find out what’s starting this week on edX. Starting This Week – 11/30/2014 to 12/06/2014 The Science of Happiness — UC BerkeleyX — December 1, 2014 (Self-paced) We all want to be happy, and there are countless ideas about what happiness is and how we can get some. But not many of those ideas are based...

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30 Nov 2014
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The Evolution of edX Course Discussions

This post originally ran on the edX Engineering blog on Nov. 6, 2014. Earlier this year, the course discussion engineering team at edX decided to revisit our decision to build a custom discussion platform. In the course of investigating alternatives, we determined that support for the unique usage patterns of our users (both course staff and students) and deep integration with our courseware are key...

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28 Nov 2014
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Wits Joins edX as its First African University Partner

We are pleased to welcome The University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (Wits) as our first African University partner. Our collaboration is the first of its kind between a major MOOC provider and an African University. The total number of students pursuing higher education in Africa tripled between 1991 and 2006, however public investment in education has remained the same. This increase in demand, along with...

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26 Nov 2014
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Introducing 300,000 People to Linux

This post originally ran on Linux.com on November 18. The next Introduction to Linux course starts on January 5. Sign up today. Individuals inspire us. From the open source community to the maker community, individuals are changing the way software and hardware are built. Together they are advancing the most exciting areas of technology, from Linux to cloud and supercomputing to consumer electronics, the Internet...

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25 Nov 2014