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Pawns in everybody’s game | Los números que hacen las cosas

Did you ever think how it happens that all the pawns on a chessboard look exactly the same? A new edX course tells us exactly how it that is possible. The course, out on November 4, on Computer Numerical Control (CNC) is aimed at high-school age students pursuing a technical education and a future career in the industrial sector. It was designed and produced by...

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06 Nov 2014
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The Evolution of edX and an edX Colleague: A Discussion with Teppo Jouttenus

Teppo Jouttenus, one of our edX Relationship Managers, has been an edXer since the very beginning, a little more than two years ago. In his current role at edX, he works closely with edX members to deliver challenging edX courses to our learning community. Prior to joining edX, Teppo earned his Ph.D. in Physics from MIT. In addition to his many different responsibilities at edX, Teppo...

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05 Nov 2014
in Open edX

A New Career Path and a Chance to Give Back to edX

Louis is an edX student and Open edX contributor. MITx Introduction to Computer Science and Programming Using Python (6.00x) was my first online course. I heard about it on Reddit’s “learn programming” section. The course seemed to have an excellent reputation, so I figured it was worth checking out. The fact that it was from MIT didn’t hurt either! I had been studying Biology at...

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03 Nov 2014
in Learner News

Ever Wonder Where the “Greenest” Neighborhood in the World is Located?

My first edX course Blue is the New Green launched last week, and I wanted to try some different and exciting things to engage this global learning community as we investigated the global water crisis. I decided to leave the traditional lecture behind and instead use documentary-style filming techniques. The compelling videos explore inspiring, real-life examples of innovations from architects, engineers, planners, ecologists, and artists....

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30 Oct 2014
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My Happiness Comes from Feeling like I’m Making a Difference

We love answering questions from our edX community of learners. This May, when we celebrated our 2nd birthday, Ace Spencer from Corpus Christi, Texas tweeted us the question: how much happiness do you get about sharing quality education? Ace’s question really highlights the edX mission to reimagine education by increasing access to quality education worldwide. This founding vision guides our work every day. We asked...

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28 Oct 2014
in Learner News, Uncategorized

Impacts of MOOCs on Higher Education

This post originally ran on Inside Higher Ed on October 23, 2014. An international group of higher education institutions—including UT Arlington, Stanford University, Hong Kong University and Davidson College—convened by learning researcher and theorist George Siemens gathered last week to explore the impacts of MOOCs on higher education (full list of participating institutions below). The takeaway? Higher education is going digital, responding to the architecture...

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27 Oct 2014
in Learner News

Social Connection in “The Science of Happiness”

This post originally ran on the Greater Good blog on October 21, 2014. The GGSC’s online course, “The Science of Happiness,” emphasizes the importance of social connection to happiness. But how socially connected are our students—and how does their connection relate to other aspects of their lives, like their age and relationship status? We have some interesting answers, thanks to data from the survey that...

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22 Oct 2014
in Learner News

Crime101x Crime Drama illustrates realistic use of Psychology in Criminal Justice

  When we think about psychology and the criminal justice system, our minds are automatically drawn to those characters in crime dramas that have provided magical, if not somewhat mystical, insights into the offender. From Robbie Coltrane’s ‘Cracker’ in the 1990s through to Dr. Cal Lightman in the more recent Fox Network’s ‘Lie to Me’, the promise of psychology in determining whodunit seems infinite. But...

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17 Oct 2014
in Learner News

edX and LaunchCode Learner Story: Pablo Philipps

Pablo Philipps | Age 27 | Saint Louis, MO, USA I graduated from college in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy. For four years after school, I spent my time making art and paying the bills by working service jobs. Somewhere along the way I decided I wanted to learn computer programming, but I couldn’t figure out where to begin. Then, along came...

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17 Oct 2014
in Learner Stories

New Career Opportunities with edX and LaunchCode

By Guest Post, Pablo Philipps, edX Student | 10.15.2014 Share on twitterShare on facebookShare on linkedinShare on google_plusone_shareMore Sharing Services0 This post originally ran on edX’s Learner Story blog. If an edX course has helped you in your educational or career goals, please email stories@edx.org. Pablo Philipps  |  St. Louis, MO, USA I graduated from college in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy....

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15 Oct 2014

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