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Daniel Seaton

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in MOOC Research

Complementary Models of MOOC Instruction for Advanced Placement High School Courses

This post originally appeared on the Harvard Office of the Vice Provost for Advances in Learning blog. I have always been intrigued by the idea of adapting the edX platform for more direct use in classrooms. Advanced Placement® high school courses provide an intriguing ecosystem for such development: educational technology market around K-12 instruction is currently quite active, Advanced Placement® high school courses often have...

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22 Jul 2016
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Top 5 Benefits of Preparing for the IELTS Test

Boost Your IELTS Results IELTS, which stands for International English Language Testing System, is a globally-recognised test of English language. Many people are aware that having the right IELTS score is one way of proving that you have the English language proficiency to enter a top university, but did you know that IELTS scores are also used by governments and professional bodies for immigration and...

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16 Jul 2016
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edX welcomes ITMO University

We are pleased to announce that ITMO University, a National Research University of Russia, has joined edX. With its expertise in information and technology and experience in online education, ITMO University will not only deliver high-quality content to the edX global learning community, but will also instill a love of computer science and innovation in learners around the world. How to Win Coding Competitions: Secrets of...

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16 May 2016
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How to be more religiously literate (and why it matters)

This is a guest post from Rachel Rueckert, a member of the HarvardX World Religions Through Their Scriptures course team. With continued conflict across the globe, it is more important than ever to develop religious literacy. Religious literacy emphasizes not only an understanding of religious texts, practices, and beliefs, but also an understanding of how religions shape and are shaped by ever-changing political, social, and cultural contexts. With the...

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21 Apr 2016
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New Partnership with Kiron Enables Thousands of Refugees to Receive College Credit Online

At edX, our mission is to increase access to high-quality education, so more people around the world, regardless of economics, social status, gender or geography, can have opportunity for success and improve their lives. Our mission drives all that we do, and we are proud to announce a new partnership with Kiron, a Berlin-based open education start-up with a mission to enable access to free...

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18 Feb 2016
edX welcomes Georgia Tech
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Georgia Tech Joins edX as a Charter Member

First Georgia Tech course on edX will focus on disabilities in the workplace. We are honored to welcome the Georgia Institute of Technology to edX. Through our partnership, Georgia Tech will be able to offer courses to learners around the world, sharing its world-class educational programs with a global audience. The first Georgia Tech course on edX, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Accessibility, is now...

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26 Jan 2016
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KTH Joins edX

We are pleased to announce that KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has become an edX member. A renowned technical university in Sweden, KTH will bring its research and education to the edX global learning community. The Univeristy’s first course, Human Spaceflight – An introduction, will be taught by astronaut Christer Fuglesang, who heads the KTH Space Centre. The course will explore manned space flight and its...

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21 Jan 2016
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On MLK Day, A Focus on Education and a Better Tomorrow

Today honors Martin Luther King Jr., a civil rights pioneer in America and beyond. MLK Jr. was an advocate for humanity, justice, education and service. Though a leader from the U.S., the King holiday is observed by more than 100 nations around the globe. It is a day to honor his work and his legacy. MLK Jr. was fully committed to education and to furthering human rights around...

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18 Jan 2016
New Year's Resolution: Learn to Code
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New Year’s Resolution: Learn to Code

Here’s One New Year’s Resolution You’ll Want to Keep. Still looking for a resolution for the New Year? In 2016, learn to code or take your computer programming skills to the next level. Become the genius that designs, controls and powers the digital devices, websites, mobile apps and more that we interact with every day. Here are four predictions for 2016 that will make learning to...

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30 Dec 2015
New Year's Resolution: Get The Job You Want
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New Year’s Resolution: Get The Job You Want in 2016

2016 New Year’s Resolutions That Will Change Your Life If you’re looking to improve your life or turn over a new leaf in January, you aren’t alone. Between 40 to 50 percent of Americans make New Year’s resolutions. This year, health and career are top of mind as people look to improve their lives in the New Year. Advancing your career is a popular resolution; 10% of people who...

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28 Dec 2015