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In the two years since edX launched, we have partnered with the world’s leading universities and institutions to deliver free, high-quality courses to over two million learners around the globe. Through the contributions and support of our wonderful partners and faculty, we have expanded access to education, improving on-campus learning and advancing teaching through research. Our open source platform, Open edX, allows countries, nonprofits and...

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We are proud to announce that The University of Chicago has joined edX as our 34th Charter Member. One of the world’s premier academic and research institutions, the University of Chicago has driven new ways of thinking since its founding in 1890. Today, UChicago is an intellectual destination that draws inspired scholars to its Hyde Park and international campuses, keeping UChicago at the nexus of...

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We are proud to announce that GEMS Education has joined edX as a Contributing Member. GEMS (Global Education Management System) is a pioneer in the education sector. Through their K-12 schools, consulting practice, and charitable foundation, they are advancing education for all. Every day in their English-language schools around the world, they prepare thousands of children of all ages for real world success. Some of...

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We are proud to announce that Columbia University has joined edX as our 33rd Charter Member. Among the world’s leading research universities, Columbia University in the City of New York continuously seeks to advance the frontiers of scholarship and foster a campus community deeply engaged in the complex issues of our time through teaching, research, and public service. More than 40,000 students, award-winning faculty, and...

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2,500 Registrations in First 24 Hours. 40,000 and counting in 4 Days. MOOCs appeal to different people in different ways. From the college student who wants to supplement his or her coursework to the stay-at-home dad who wants to brush up on Chinese history (and there are hundreds of other examples), the appeal is obvious and the opportunities endless. One area where we believe MOOCs...

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 Think101x: The Science of Everyday Thinking went live this Sunday to more than 75,000 students. In the course, we explore why people believe weird things, how they form and change opinions, and how we can make better decisions. Sign up for the course Get a taste of things to come Check out the on campus experience There are no prerequisites for The Science of Everyday...

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You may have heard the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has signed an agreement with edX – the online education platform founded by Harvard and MIT- to make our online training programs accessible worldwide through “MOOCs” – Massive Open Online Courses. This agreement is a real revolution from the point of view of training and learning, and so I wanted to explain some ideas that summarize why we...

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The future of learning is social and edX is helping to build it in Africa. EdX is part of an exciting new pilot with Facebook that will provide students in Rwanda with free access to a collaborative online education experience. SocialEDU was announced by Facebook at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Monday. Facebook and edX want to use the power of social tools...

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We are proud to welcome The University of Tokyo, one of the world’s most prominent research and teaching universities, as our 32nd xConsortium member. The University of Tokyo was established in 1877 as the first national university in Japan. As a leading research university, UTokyo offers courses in essentially all academic disciplines at both undergraduate and graduate levels and conducts research across the full spectrum...

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A little while back we announced a new collaboration with LinkedIn to make it easier for you to showcase your edX achievements on your LinkedIn Profile. We are now pleased to announce that you can start populating your LinkedIn profile with your edX honor code and ID verified certificates. If you’ve earned any type of certificate with edX, check your email inbox over the next...

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