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edX and Microsoft Collaborate to Help K-12 School Leaders Improve Education

Online Courses for Education Leaders to Drive Innovation Today, edX is proud to announce a new collaboration with Microsoft to develop online courses for K-12 school leaders to drive systemic change and improve education. Courses, which will be created by edX university partners – leading universities and colleges from around the world – will guide principals, superintendents and school leaders in improving their schools and...

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16 Nov 2015
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Lessons Learned On Campus, Online and Around the World

edX Global Forum 2015 We just wrapped up an invigorating and collaborative two days of discussions, sharing and working sessions at the edX Global Forum in Washington D.C. We thank our generous host, Georgetown University, as well as the edX partners, learners, professors, researchers and technologists who joined us from around the world to share their inspiring and thought-provoking experience and expertise. The Forum began with...

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12 Nov 2015
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Global Forum 2015: Welcome Partners from Around the World

Discussing the Future of Educational Technology Today we are thrilled to kick off the 2015 edX Global Forum, where members of the edX community – researchers, technologists, learners and innovators – gather to discuss the future of education. EdX partners from around the world are joining us in Washington D.C. this week, where Georgetown University, edX Contributing Charter Member, is our gracious host for this...

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09 Nov 2015
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3 Reasons to Learn to Code in Java

Are you interested in taking your Java skills to the next level? Here are three reasons to start learning computer programming and Java today: Programming jobs: Supply and demand There is a big gap between available computer programming jobs and computer science students. According to forecasts, in 2020 there will be 1,000,000 more jobs than students in the United States. This gap is expected to become higher...

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05 Nov 2015
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Become an Expert at the Polls. Learn the Science behind Debate Issues.

The presidential campaigns are already in full swing. Have you done your research? Where does the word “influenza” come from and why do we call it that? In the middle ages, people thought that the flu came and went due to the influence of celestial bodies (such as the Sun and Moon). Fortunately, our improved understanding of disease and causes have better equipped us to make everyday decisions...

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Top Six Nutritional Myths and Misconceptions

Every day we are bombarded with information about what we should eat or shouldn’t eat: fats are bad, carbohydrates make you fat, and eating raw food is the way to go if you want to lose weight. And then there is the myriad of claims on vitamin and mineral supplements: Vitamin C helps to fight the common cold and a multivitamin supplement helps to ward...

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Smith College Joins edX

We are pleased to welcome Smith College as an edX member. Since its founding in 1871, Smith College has provided women of high ability and promise an education of uncompromising quality. Now, offering MOOCs on edX, Smith will be able to reach even more learners around the world. Smith’s first MOOC on edX will examine the psychology of political activism and will explore what motivated women...

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03 Nov 2015
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Calling All Aspiring Engineers: Learn Engineering Today!

A new global report shows engineering rated as a top job because of its high-earning potential and the opportunity to innovate and solve critical world problems. The survey done in the U.S., Germany, Japan, Turkey, India and Brazil revealed that engineering is a highly desirable career and especially for students in growing economies. 80% of students in India and Turkey, and 66% of all men...

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02 Nov 2015
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Harvard Provost issues white paper on digital and residential education at Harvard

In a recently released white paper, Everywhere and Anytime, Here and Now: Digital and Residential Education at Harvard, Provost Alan M. Garber reflects upon the rise of MOOCs – “heralded as a disruptive change, garnering praise and provoking anxiety” – and discusses how Harvard University is pursuing its learning and research mission in their wake. His discussion is centered around the genesis and impact of HarvardX,...

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30 Oct 2015