This post originally ran on MIT News. MITx course and internships help STEM professionals return after a break from the workforce to care for family. They are described as the hidden gems of the workforce: mature, skilled, and highly-motivated STEM professionals who return to their careers after a hiatus of two years or more. Often they have already navigated the complicated life experiences — marriage, career changes, children, and relocations — that...
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This post originally ran on MIT News. More than 1,600 professionals have completed the Architecture and Systems Engineering course series developed by MIT in collaboration with Boeing and edX. In collaboration with Boeing and edX, MIT has been honored with the 2017 Excellence in Engineering Education Collaboration Award by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). The team was chosen for its design and development of a new four-course...
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This post originally ran on MIT News. Campus students report more flexibility, reduced stress in taking an online version of a popular MIT course. Last fall, the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) and MIT Office of Digital Learning piloted a full-credit online course for a small cohort of residential students. The popular 6.002 (Circuits and Electronics) was offered as 6.S064, leveraging an existing massive...
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This post originally ran on MIT News. An MIT global entrepreneur launches one of the world’s most innovative companies. A few years ago, a young engineer named Yen Pei Tay enrolled in MIT’s Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp. He had taken the Entrepreneurship 101 and 102 massive open online courses (MOOCs) through MITx and was ready to test an idea for a new digital platform. He had...
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This post originally ran on MIT News. New report, based on four years of data from edX, represents one of the largest surveys of massive open online courses to date. The following is a joint announcement from MIT and Harvard University. In 2012, MIT and Harvard University launched open online courses on edX, a non-profit learning platform co-founded by the two institutions. Four years later,...
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