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6 Big Takeaways From the EdX Global Forum

This post originally ran on Inside Higher Ed blog on November 23. Were you in Boston last week for the 4th edX Global Forum? What were your big takeaways from the meeting? First, I’d like to say thank you to our Boston University hosts. They did an incredible job of making us all feel welcome and well looked after. I also want to say thank...

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24 Nov 2014
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EdX Global Forum: Sharing Ideas, Knowledge and Students’ Perspectives

It’s been an exciting three days at the edX Global Forum. We’ve enjoyed engaging with our partners, welcoming our newest members and hearing from our speakers as we collaborate to shape the future of education. Their global perspectives and expertise help us deliver education to our learners around the world. Hearing directly from our edX students was one of this week’s highlights! A panel of students from...

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21 Nov 2014
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Welcome to our Newest Partners

Today, we kick off the edX Global Forum on the campus of Boston University. Members of the edX community—educators, thought leaders, technologists, researchers, visionaries, innovators and students—will gather to share their experiences, ideas and research. Together, we will examine new developments in online and on campus education that will shape the future of education globally. We begin the edX Global Forum by welcoming all of our...

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19 Nov 2014
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President Obama Announces edX’s Free Teacher Professional Development and Courses to Prepare for AP* Exams

President Obama today announced that edX has joined with ConnectED, the President’s initiative to empower teachers to use technology in the classroom. President Obama made the announcement at an event to recognize superintendents from across the country for their leadership in using technology in their school districts. As part of ConnectEd, edX partner universities and colleges will offer teacher professional development courses, along with courses to...

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19 Nov 2014
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Kicking off the First Open edX Conference!

As we wrap up day one of the Open edX Conference, we want to say thank you to everyone joining us this week. We’re excited to be hosting so many members of our Open edX community from around the world to discuss developments on our open source platform. Whether you’re on-campus or off, we’re hoping you’ll take part in the conversation. Some of the presentations...

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18 Nov 2014
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Coming Up On edX – Courses Starting This Week – 11/17/2014

Exercise your brain this week with courses in neuroscience, engineering, history and more. Starting This Week – 11/18/2014 to 11/23/2014 Light, Spike, and Sight: The Neuroscience of Vision — MITx — November 18, 2014 A journey through the eye, retina and brain, revealing how light translates into nerve signals that encode the visual world. Distill the mysteries of the visual system by posing questions and investigating...

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17 Nov 2014
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How the YouTube Culture Inspired Our MOOC

My MOOC journey started during my undergraduate time at MIT in Dr. Sebastian Seung’s 9.01 Introduction to Neuroscience course. Little did I know then that his innovative, never-settlecharacter would inspire and drive my future work, from developing educational resources for an online game to map the brain, to the MITx course 9.01.1x Light, Spike, and Sight: The Neuroscience of Vision that he and I teamed...

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13 Nov 2014
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Global Steel Manufacturer Tenaris Adopts edX Platform for Employee Training

          At edX, we strive to create a better future through access to quality education. We have partnered with universities, nations, and non-profits to expand access to quality education throughout the world. Today we mark another first. We are proud of an innovative new collaboration with Tenaris, the world’s leading global manufacturer and supplier of steel for the world’s energy industry. Through their adoption of...

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13 Nov 2014
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From the Army to coding — edX Learner Shawn Jones

| 11.11.2014 Share on twitterShare on facebookShare on linkedinShare on google_plusone_shareMore Sharing Services8 Shawn Jones St. Louis, Missouri, USA | Age 30 After completing two tours in the Army, I enrolled in the music business program at Full Sail University in Orlando, Florida. I love music, so my initial goal was to parlay this into a career as a sound engineer/sound mixer. About mid-way through...

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11 Nov 2014
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Dealing with Spaghetti Situations — How to Solve Complex Problems Like an Engineer?

 An interview with Dr. Alexander de Haan from Delft University of Technology, the instructor of the upcoming MOOC Solving Complex Problems. What is unique about solving multi-actor problems? And how can an engineering approach help? In the 1950s a politician or engineer would have said: ‘I know what the problem is, and this is what we are going to do about it’, and this was...

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10 Nov 2014