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Rachel Lapal

Courses Starting Soon on edX
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6 Reasons to Start Learning Today on edX

From aerodynamics to programming and sustainability, edX has the course for you. We’ve highlighted a few of the courses starting next week on edX, and you can browse our full course offerings to find the MOOC perfect for you. Enroll and start learning today.

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25 Sep 2015
Open edX Conference
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Open edX Con Announces Keynote Speaker Jeff Jaffe, CEO of W3C

This post was original published on the Open edX blog. The Open edX team is excited to announce our Tuesday keynote speaker, Dr. Jeff Jaffe, CEO of W3C. In his role as CEO of the W3C, Dr. Jaffe works with W3C staff, membership, and the public to evolve and communicate W3C’s mission to be the leading forum for technical development and stewardship of the Web....

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24 Sep 2015
edX welcomes Princeton University
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Princeton Joins edX as a Charter Member

Today, we are proud to welcome Princeton University to edX. Recently ranked the #1 National University by U.S. News and World Report, Princeton is joining edX as a charter member. Princeton will launch their edX course offerings with MOOCs in social sciences and engineering. As Princeton continues to broaden its online teaching and learning efforts, they join edX looking forward to connecting with our millions...

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24 Sep 2015
HTML5
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Five Reasons to Learn HTML5 Today

HTML5, the latest markup language standard for the World Wide Web, plays a vital role in modern web design and web application development. In many ways, HTML5 is arguably the most sought after skill in today’s digital economy. HTML is the go-to technology in creating digital ads and videos that work across multiple screens and browsers. For this reason along with many others, the Interactive...

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24 Sep 2015
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Kids are heading back to school. Here’s why you should be, too.

This post was originally published on LinkedIn on September 16, 2015. September officially marks the beginning of the Back-to-School season in the U.S. and many parts of the world. Images on TV show students all over the world boarding school buses, purchasing school supplies and assembling on college campus quads. But I see another Back-to School scenario, and it looks quite different: adults, at home engaged in the best...

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21 Sep 2015
newspapers
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MOOC Topics in the News: Migration, the Federal Reserve and More

Whether you consume news by reading newspapers, websites or social media, there is always more to learn and more in-depth context and background to uncover. Additionally, how people get their news continues to evolve. A recent Pew Research Center survey found that more than half of Facebook and Twitter users get their news from these social media sites. Why not use MOOCs to help increase...

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21 Sep 2015
Cursos en Español en edX
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Nuevos Cursos En Español

La Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM), España, vuelve a ofrecer el 6 de octubre de 2015 sus primeros cuatro MOOCs en castellano: Además, desde ya mismo puedes inscribirte en los nuevos MOOCs de la UAM para febrero de 2016: Educación de calidad para todos. Equidad, inclusión y atención a la diversidad. Aprenderás cómo debería ser un sistema educativo que promueva la calidad sin renunciar a...

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18 Sep 2015
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Calling all Learners: Nine New Courses Starting on edX

Becoming an edX student is easy! Once you’ve registered, find a course that interests you and start learning today. EdX enables you to take courses from the best professors, universities and institutions across the globe, while connecting with smart and passionate people, just like you. Today we’re highlighting nine new courses that start next week. Start learning today!

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18 Sep 2015
edX
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What Do You Want Most Out of Life?

Three edX Courses to Improve Your Life Are you looking to be happier, think better or transform yourself and society? If yes, then you aren’t alone. For the last three years, academics, researchers and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), a global initiative for the United Nations, have produced the World Happiness Report, a survey of the state of global happiness. In 2015, the report...

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17 Sep 2015
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Learn from the Best!

EdX Members Top the QS World University Rankings. This week QS released its QS World University Rankings® 2015/16 and edX founders MIT and Harvard University top the list in the number one and number two spots. In fact, in addition to the top two spots, five of the world’s top 10 universities are edX members, including California Institute of Technology (Caltech), ETH Zurich – Swiss...

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15 Sep 2015