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Becky Pineo

Sustainability in Everyday Life, Making Sense of Climate Science Denial, Preparing for the AP Environmental Science Exam, and Urban Water - Innovation for Environmental Sustainability
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Get Involved in Earth Day 2015 – Enroll in Environmental Science Courses

Looking for ways to celebrate Earth Day? Since April 22, 1970, people around the world have celebrated Earth Day with environmentally-minded projects: cleaning up neighborhoods and landmarks, raising awareness to protect ecosystems and animals, and educating others about how our daily actions impact our future. We know edX students love to go above and beyond, so how will you educate yourself about the environment in...

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21 Apr 2015
¿Quieres dominar el Excel?
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¿Quieres dominar el Excel?

Guest Post: Jaime Busquets MataixJaime Busquets Mataix es jefe de servicio de Sistemas y Redes de Comunicación en la Universitat Politècnica de València, donde además imparte diversos cursos de formación al personal de administración sobre microinformática y nuevas tecnologías. Según un reciente estudio, comentado en los blogs del Wall Street Journal, conocer esta aplicación de la suite informática Microsoft Office® es uno de los requisitos más demandados en las...

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15 Apr 2015
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David Thomas: How edX Courses Helped My Career

David Thomas is a 41-year-old software engineer from Cardiff, UK. My first experience with edX was Circuits and Electronics from MITx in 2012. It was a challenging, stimulating course, very maths-intensive, and extremely fulfilling. In having to fit it in around family life, I had to take one of the course exams while sitting on a bed in a caravan! I really enjoyed the course and passed...

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10 Apr 2015
Advance Your Career!
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Enhance your career with edX and Microsoft!

Committed to lifelong learning and providing innovative and accessible ways for learners around the world to develop new skills, edX launched professional education courses in 2014. These courses are fee-based and designed to offer busy professionals a flexible, affordable and impactful way to continue to build skills and advance their careers without having to leave their offices or homes. With technical developments and skills changing faster today...

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10 Apr 2015
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Designing Parts to Make a Better Whole

Guest Post: Tim Chartier, Davidson College On March 30th, DavidsonX Applications of Linear Algebra Part 1 ended. With Applications of Linear Algebra Part 2 starting this week, we wanted to highlight what students have learned so far and encourage learners to join us as we embark on Part 2. We explored the use of linear algebra in computers graphics and data mining. We saw how to blend images, even in animations,...

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08 Apr 2015
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EdX Welcomes ACCA

Rachel Lapal, Communications Manager Today, we are pleased to welcome ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) as a new edX member. As the global body for professional accountants, ACCA will share their expertise and education in accountancy, finance and management with the edX global learning community. ACCA’s first two courses, Introduction to Financial and Management Accounting and Intermediate Financial and Management Accounting, which will help learners prepare for ACCA’s certificates,...

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07 Apr 2015
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How to bring less educated learners to MOOCs

Moving the needle on MOOC learner demographics MOOCs have been faulted for missing an important mark by catering to learners who already possess college degrees. On edX 66% of learners already have degrees, while the reported percentage goes as high as 80% on other MOOC platforms. As a nonprofit, we continue to focus on our mission to increase access to education and made a commitment...

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06 Apr 2015