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Before making a thread about your problem, do a quick search to see  if your question has already been addressed. It’s often the case that  there will be one or two threads asking the same question that has  been answered. When making a thread, be as specific as you can, both in the title and body of the thread. For example, “Need help” isn’t a good title. A better title...

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Department of Electrical Engineering; San Jose State University In the fall of 2012, edX embarked on an experiment with San Jose State University (SJSU) and Professor Khosrow Ghadiri to test the impact the edX platform could have on traditional on-campus learning. Using MITx 6.002x Circuits and Electronics to supplement and enhance his EE98 Circuits Analysis course at SJSU, Professor Ghadiri saw pass rates in his...

Read More about San Jose State University and edX Expand Course to CSU Campuses

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Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service is well-known for educating the world’s future leaders and problem solvers. With prominent alumni such as the former President of the United States Bill Clinton and numerous diplomats and politicians, the School of Foreign Service continues to attract students from around the globe who are passionate about values-driven international service. This fall, we are delighted to...

Read More about Georgetown’s First MOOC: Globalization’s Winners & Losers

Posted in: Learner News / Open edX

Today we announced a partnership with Google to join us in developing the Open edX Platform. We are excited not only to have Google contribute to the core development of our platform, but also on research into how students learn and how technology can transform learning and teaching on campus and beyond. In addition, our announcement of mooc.org– a new service for online learning which...

Read More about edX & Google Partnership to Further Online Education Innovation

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Today we are excited to announce that the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) is joining the edX XConsortium as our newest university partner. The California Institute of Technology is a world-renowned science and engineering research and education institution, where extraordinary people seek answers to complex questions, discover new knowledge, lead innovation, and transform our future. Caltech’s mission is to expand human knowledge and benefit society...

Read More about Caltech Joins the edX XConsortium

Posted in: Learner News / Open edX

A few days ago Google and edX announced a new collaboration: Google and edX will jointly develop MOOC.org, but it will be owned and operated by edX.The new site will host the Open edX learning platform to allow instructors at non-edX-affiliated universities to develop and publish courses online. While they haven’t announced pricing, if history is any guide, courses with small enrollments may be free...

Read More about edX, Google, and MOOC.org

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From the moment edX was created, increasing access to quality education has been at the core of our mission, along with research to improve learning and transforming the on-campus experience. We are thrilled to be part of the newly announced “MOOC Camps” developed by the US State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Students from around the world will be able to enroll in...

Read More about EdX Joins State Department MOOC Camps

Posted in: Learner News / Open edX

We were honored to host Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan at the edX offices in Cambridge, MA tonight to celebrate her foundation’s creation of a new Arabic-language MOOC portal, Edraak, built on the Open edX platform. Her Majesty witnessed the signing of the agreement by edx and Queen Rania Foundation CEO Haifa Dia Al-Attia. It is remarkable to see Her Majesty’s commitment...

Read More about MOOCs for the Arab World

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Last month marked the first anniversary of edX. The year has gone by so fast I find it hard to believe it has been an entire year until I sit back and consider all that we’ve accomplished together. edX was born  on May 2, 2012, when two great universities – Harvard and MIT – came together to launch edX. Our vision was to dramatically increase...

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