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EdX representative Patrick Cavallario receiving the 2015 ISIC award.
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EdX Receives the 2015 ISIC Award!

Rachel Lapal, Communications Manager We are very pleased to announce that edX has been awarded the 2015 ISIC Award based on our commitment to innovatively improving access to higher education on an international scale. We are humbled by this recognition, and look forward to collaborating with the International Student Identity Card (ISIC) to find new ways to bring educational experiences to learners everywhere. EdX and ISIC are aligned in our missions...

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21 May 2015
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Taking Stock

This post originally ran on the Inside Higher Ed’s Higher Ed Beta Blog on May 13, 2015. This past academic year did not offer anything as attention grabbing as 2012’s advent of MOOCs. Yet profound transformations, nevertheless, have been underway. A year ago no one would have imagined: That a name-brand university would award academic credit for MOOCs. That a free college education is poised to become...

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Dive into the Global Cybersecurity Debate

This is a guest post by Professor Melissa de Zwart from The Univesity of Adelaide Law School, who will be teaching the upcoming course Cyberwar, Surveillance and Security, starting May 21st. In 2013, the world was confronted with the revelations by former NSA-contractor, Edward Snowden, that the US government and its Five Eyes partners were collecting massive amounts of metadata from ordinary citizens, often with the co-operation...

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18 May 2015
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EdX Welcomes Trinity College!

Johannes Heinlein, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships Welcome to Trinity College, our newest edX member to offer MOOCs to our online learning community. Located in Hartford, Connecticut, Trinity is an independent liberal arts college whose faculty and alumni include recipients of the Pulitzer Prize, the MacArthur award, Guggenheims, Rockefellers, and other national academic awards. With a strong commitment to the liberal arts, Trinity’s MOOCs will showcase their...

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14 May 2015
LHU, Lifehacker University Summer Semester 2015
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Lifehacker’s Top MOOCs: Summer 2015

Each semester, Lifehacker showcases their top picks for online courses, and again this term a slew of edX courses made the list! Read on for more detail, and enroll to start your semester today. Click here to read the full post on Lifehacker.com.Your education doesn’t have to stop once you leave school. We’ve put together a curriculum of some of the best free online classes available on...

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13 May 2015
Aerial view of the Notre Dame campus.
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$5,000 from Notre Dame to Implement Your Innovative Wireless Idea!

Interested in learning how mobile smartphones and tablets convert digital information to and from electromagnetic signals in the radio frequency (RF) spectrum? Debating whether television (TV) band spectrum or cellular spectrum is more valuable to society?  Want to build a radio transmitter and receiver, or develop a business plan for a wireless network deployment in your hometown? What problem could you solve using wireless technology?...

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12 May 2015
EdX and Qualcomm Education team up to make 24/7 learning a reality, helping students be more mobile, more connected.
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Building the Next Generation Mobile Learning Experience

I am pleased to share news of our collaboration with Qualcomm Education to further develop edX’s mobile capabilities and enhance our open source platform to benefit learners around the world. Qualcomm Education harnesses the power of the company’s innovations in mobile technology to improve student engagement and learning outcomes. Collaborating on a wide range of initiatives, including an enhanced mobile app, edX and Qualcomm will take MOOCs...

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12 May 2015
This week on edX.
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Learn about the Federal Reserve, Data Wise, and more on edX this week!

Whether you are interested in building cloud apps, learning how to use data to improve student experiences, or understanding the key concepts of Computer Science in preparation for the AP* exam, we have just what you are looking for at edX. Check out the exciting courses starting next week, and register today! * Advanced Placement and AP are registered trademarks of the College Board, which was not involved...

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08 May 2015
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May the 4th Be With You: 10 Space Courses on edX

Happy Star Wars Day, and May the 4th Be With You! Check out 10 courses on edX that uncover the mysteries of the universe – from Exoplanets to Black Holes and more! 1. Introduction à l’astrophysique: Introduction to Astrophysics – EPFLx – Started February 23, 2015 2. Cosmology – ANUx – Self Paced, Starts Anytime 3. Super-Earths and Life – HarvardX – Started February 10, 2015 4. Introduction to...

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04 May 2015

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