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National Summer Learning Day: High School and Intro Courses on edX!

Join us in celebrating National Summer Learning Day today, and defy the summer haze by keeping your brain active with Summer Learning @ edX! Studies show that two-thirds of the ninth grade reading gap occurs during the summer. Make sure you resist the “summer slide” – the proven learning loss that students experience when they’re not engaged in educational activities over the summer months – and prepare for...

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19 Jun 2015
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Amnesty International and edX establish the world’s largest online human rights community

Today, we are proud to welcome Amnesty International as our newest edX member. Together, we will offer the first MOOCs focused solely on human rights education, and the very first online courses from Amnesty International’s global human rights experts. Amnesty International will offer a series of MOOCs over the next several years, starting in Fall 2015, establishing the largest online platform for human rights education globally. From...

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17 Jun 2015
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MediaLIT: A Progress Report

Contributed by Dan Gillmor, Professor of Digital Media Literacy at ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. “We’re in an age of information overload, and too much of what we watch, hear and read is mistaken, deceitful or even dangerous. Yet you and I can take control and make media serve us — all of us — by being active consumers and participants....

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15 Jun 2015
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The University of Pennsylvania Joins edX as a Charter Member

Anant Agarwal, CEO, edX, and Professor, MIT Today we announce that the University of Pennsylvania has joined edX as a Charter Member. We are honored to welcome Penn to edX. As one of the first institutions in the world to offer MOOCs, Penn is closely aligned with the edX mission to increase access to education, improve learning both on campus and online, and conduct research into learning....

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15 Jun 2015
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Digital Badges On the Open edX Platform

This blog post was originally written for the Concentric Sky blog by Partha Baruah, edX & Nate Otto, Concentric Sky. EdX and Concentric Sky have collaborated to incorporate digital badging into the Open edX platform. Following an integration of the Badgr software into our first release of badging functionality on the open edX platform, students will be able to earn badges upon completing a course and...

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15 Jun 2015
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Summer of Science: 11 Science Courses on edX

Summer Learning @ edX is a great way to stay sharp all summer long. From aliens, to genetics, biology, nutrition, and more, there are tons of cool science courses to help you beat the summer heat. Check out 11 science courses starting this summer, and enroll today! ​ ​

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12 Jun 2015
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Student Projects from ENGSx: Engineering of Structures Around Us

Each week in the DartmouthX ENGSx: The Engineering of Structures Around Us course, students post projects they’ve created after studying that week’s course material. Read on to see some of the structures from Week 3: Anti-Funicular Forms that students built using cheesecloth, paper mache, paper towels, and other materials. ENGSx is free, self-paced, and you can start anytime! Enroll today and learn how to make your own structures. The...

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11 Jun 2015
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edX Welcomes UC San Diego

Johannes Heinlein, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships We are pleased to welcome our latest edX member, UC San Diego. Recognized as one of the top 15 research universities worldwide, UC San Diego is both research-focused and student-centered. Offering MOOCs on edx.org, UC San Diego invites students worldwide to practice and gain new skills, get instant feedback and have personalized learning experiences. UC San Diego’s first free MOOC...

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11 Jun 2015
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Learn the Science Behind Cooking with the World’s Best Chefs!

Science and Cooking Course Team, HarvardX This is a guest post from the HarvardX Science and Cooking Course Team. One week ago, El Celler de Can Roca was named the world’s best restaurant. When producing HarvardX’s latest MOOC, Science and Cooking, we were fortunate enough to visit this top restaurant and watch Joan Roca and his brother Jordi Roca prepare beautiful dishes. In Week 3 of...

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09 Jun 2015
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Summer Learning @ edX: Learn Something New!

Rachel Lapal, Communications Manager The summer months are the perfect time to refresh your knowledge, explore an interesting subject and  learn new skills. Summer Learning @ edX brings back our most popular courses while also launching  brand new ones to help you make the most of your long summer days! Whether you hope to prepare for the next academic year, add new skills to your resume to advance your...

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05 Jun 2015

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