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edX courses + time on campus = a new path to an MIT master’s degree

MIT Pilot program reimagines admissions process, introduces “MicroMaster’s.” This story originally ran on MIT News. EdX co-founder and partner MIT announced today a pilot program allowing learners worldwide to take a semester’s worth of courses in its top-ranked, one-year Supply Chain Management (SCM) master’s program completely online, then complete an MIT master’s degree by spending a single semester on campus. MIT also announced a new academic...

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07 Oct 2015
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Wall Street to Main Street: Build Your Finance Knowledge

Do you understand how money works in the world? Are you well equipped to make sound financial decisions both personally and professionally? With finance being a part of everyday life, having financial literacy enables you to confidently manage and understand your money. According to the Consumer Financial Literacy Survey in 2013, more than 75% of U.S. adults agree they could benefit from additional advice and...

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06 Oct 2015
edX welcomes University of Michigan
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University of Michigan Joins edX as a Charter Member

We are pleased to welcome The University of Michigan to edX. U-M joins as a Charter Member with plans to offer 20 new courses on edX over the next two years. Michigan’s first edX MOOC is Finance for Everyone: Smart Tools for Decision-Making and is now open for enrollment. Taught by Professor Guatam Kaul, this introductory finance course will examine tools and frameworks for learners...

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05 Oct 2015
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Visualizing Japan Nominated for the Japan Prize

This post was originally published on MIT Office of Digital Learning News blog on September 25, 2015. Shigeru Miyagawa, professor of linguistics and the Kochi-Manjiro Professor of Japanese Language and Culture at MIT, has earned a reputation as a leading voice for the use of technology and digital innovation in education. Since the earliest days of the Web, he has worked to realize its potential...

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02 Oct 2015
World Teachers Day
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EdX Celebrates World Teachers’ Day

Join us this Monday, October 5, as we celebrate educators from all over the world on World Teachers’ Day! This year’s slogan, as declared by the United Nations, is “empowering teachers, building sustainable societies.” Great teachers deliver superior education and opportunities, ultimately benefiting society at large, intellectually, economically, and culturally. Teachers are critical to increasing access to high-quality education as well as instilling a love...

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02 Oct 2015
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From SaaS to Sustainability – 8 New Opportunities to Learn on edX!

It’s officially fall in New England, home to edX headquarters. The change in season represents new opportunities to learn and grow. No matter where you’re located in the U.S. or around the globe, there is no better time to start learning than now. Don’t hesitate to join us in one of our hundreds of fun and engaging online courses. Check out the eight courses below and sign...

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02 Oct 2015
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Empowering Teachers and Students Around the World

As we wrote about in August, Davidson Next launched on July 22, to address the most challenging concepts in AP Calculus, Macroeconomics, and Physics. Developed in partnership by Davidson College, College Board, and edX, Davidson Next has received over 500 requests from AP instructors – primarily in the U.S. – to utilize our content in private instances. 560 requests for private instances of Davidson Next...

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EdX CEO Appointed to New International Commission on Financing Global Education

We are honored to announce that edX CEO Anant Agarwal has been appointed by Gordon Brown, UN Special Envoy for Global Education, to the International Commission on Financing Global Education. Anant will join more than twenty world leaders, including five former presidents and prime ministers and three Nobel Prize recipients, to review the future of global education. Today the Commission meets during the UN General...

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29 Sep 2015
BerkleeX Courses on edX
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Calling All Musicians! Learn Music Online with BerkleeX

Are you an aspiring musician, songwriter, or producer? If you’ve always wanted to learn more about music theory, business, or production, BerkleeX has the course that’s right for you. Thanks to its edX partnership, Berklee College of Music can bring its time-tested teaching methods and renowned curriculum to an even larger global audience with MOOCs (massive open online courses). In these courses, you’ll learn from...

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28 Sep 2015
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For the times, they are a-changin! Business and sustainability.

Recently, the chief executive of Volkswagen Martin Winterkorn resigned to allow the company a ‘fresh start’. Volkswagen’s reputation lies in tatters and the stock price has plummeted by a third of its value. It is also staring at a fine of possibly up to 18 Billion USD. The crime? The automaker was accused of gaming vehicle emission rules. This is not the first time that...

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28 Sep 2015

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