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No Country for Old Pipes

Through innovative, industry-focused MOOCs on edX, Tenaris is demonstrating how massive online courses- available to a global audience on a large scale- can also be targeted to a specific industry and targeted learning community. A global company and a leader in the field of manufacturing pipes and providing services for the oil and gas industry, its corporate university is presenting two new MOOCs on edX...

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13 Aug 2015
in Learner News

Back to School: Top 7 Reasons to Take AP Courses

Considering an AP course this fall? College prep courses, such as Advanced Placement® classes, are among the most important factors in college admissions today. To help you excel in high school and prepare for college, edX offers more than 40 high school courses from top universities. The edX High School Initiative is also a great way for learners of any age to explore a new...

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12 Aug 2015
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Discover the Magic of 3D Computer Graphics

We are in the age of visual computing. Much of what we do on computers – from mobile phones to desktops – involves manipulating and displaying visual information. In fact, human perception is most often determined by visual information. Computer graphics enable us to create three-dimensional virtual worlds and environments that are as realistic as the natural world. Computer Graphics, UC San Diego’s inaugural MOOC,...

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11 Aug 2015
in Learner News

SXSWedu 2016: Time to Vote!

SXSWedu is one of our favorite events of the year, and we’ve had the pleasure of attending and participating on panels at SXSWedu for the last three years. Help edX join fellow educators, innovators, technologists and learners at SXSWedu 2016. Bringing together a diverse community of teachers, learners and professionals, SXSWedu always delivers an interactive and inspiring event, and we hope to once again take...

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10 Aug 2015
in Open edX

Announcing Mitchel Resnick as Open edX Con Keynote Speaker

We are thrilled to announce that Mitchel Resnick, educator, technologist, and developer of Scratch, will deliver a keynote address to Open edX Con 2015 on Monday, October 12th. Mitchel Resnick has been teaching and learning technology with children since the early 1990s. Along the way he has developed innovative tools, philosophies, and approaches to pedagogy. He focuses on the importance of learning over formal education...

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07 Aug 2015
in Learner News

5 Tips for Keeping it Real While Applying to College

September is right around the corner and we are transitioning from the carefree sunny days of Summer Learning @ edX to hitting the books again with our Back to School blog series! This week, the experts at SMES tackle the stresses of the college admissions process. Roland Allen & Amy Warren | Instructors, The Road to Selective College Admissions The college admissions process can be complicated, overwhelming, and...

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05 Aug 2015
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Open Thoughts on Media Day at HarvardX

Contributed by Michael Patrick Rutter, Communications Director, Office of the Vice Provost for Advances in Learning, Harvard University. “You didn’t get the memo?” EdX CEO Anant Agarwal gestured to himself and then to me. It took a few moments, but the participants attending Media Day at HarvardX saw that our attire – blue blazer with brass buttons, a relaxed blue pinstriped Oxford (sans tie) and...

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30 Jul 2015