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edX Partners Top World’s Most Innovative Universities

The international news agency, Reuters, recently released their list of the World’s Most Innovative Universities and we’re excited to announce that seven of the world’s top 10 universities are edX partners! Amongst the top 10 are Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Pennsylvania, KU Leuven,  University of Washington, University of Michigan and the University of Texas System, which includes edX partners; The University of Texas at Arlington, The University of Texas at Austin, The University...

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11 Oct 2017
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Higher Education Needs a Re-think to Train Tomorrow’s Workforce

This article and an accompanying video originally ran on OZY – you can view the original post here.  Anant Agarwal is a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the CEO of edX, the online learning destination founded by Harvard and MIT.The ways in which the nature of work is changing beyond our control necessitate a more flexible education system, with “students” no longer being defined just as 18-to-22-year-olds on...

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05 Oct 2017
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How to Start Your STEM Career – Six Math Courses

Today, we share our final blog from our series highlighting courses available on edX that you can take as your first steps towards exploring and learning STEM – science, technology, engineering and math – skills. Read the previous blogs featuring science, technology and engineering courses. Math is the science of numbers, quantity, structure, change, and space and we use it in our everyday lives. From...

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14 Sep 2017
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Congratulations to the 2017 edX Prize Finalists!

I am excited to announce the 10 finalists for the second annual edX Prize for Exceptional Contributions in Online Teaching and Learning! The edX Prize celebrates the contributions and innovations of MOOC teachers in the edX community, and amplifies the powerful role that MOOCs play in the transformation of education today. Last year, in Paris at the edX Global Forum hosted by the Sorbonne, TU...

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03 Aug 2017
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Don’t Fear the Fin: 7 Unique Facts About Sharks

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! For shark and marine animal lovers, that is.Sunday kicked off Discovery Channel’s much anticipated Shark Week, the network’s annual tribute to some of the ocean’s most mysterious – and misunderstood – creatures. Since it first aired in 1988, this week of programming is meant to promote conservation efforts educate viewers about misconceptions around sharks.Celebrate the start of...

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24 Jul 2017
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8 Sustainability Courses to Help You Build a Better Future

In 2017, we know global warming is no longer a myth, but a rapidly increasing issue worldwide. Earlier this month, world leaders gathered at the G20 summit and established sustainable development and growth as one of our world’s primary goals. The leaders’ discussed how they will create new jobs to promote the spread of digital technology for social development, with their main focus being preventing...

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19 Jul 2017