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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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We are proud to announce that Dartmouth has joined edX as our 31st partner offering courses on the edX platform. Dartmouth, an Ivy League institution founded in 1769, is recognized globally for providing students with an outstanding undergraduate and graduate education. Dartmouth is home to some of the finest teacher-scholars in higher education across its Faculty of Arts & Sciences, the Geisel School of Medicine,...

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For decades, the World Economic Forum has enabled leaders in business, policy and academia to meet and learn from one another at events held in Davos, Switzerland and many other locations around the world. These gatherings have provided the setting for an exchange of ideas that have helped set the direction for solutions to critical global problems. Now, with the creation of Forum Academy, the...

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Sergiy Nesterko, HarvardX Research Fellow As the second semester of the 2013/2014 academic year beings and residential students return to campus we’re examing enrollment data for the online HarvardX courses offered via edX. The image below is linked to a “beta” interactive visualization of worldwide enrollment data for all of the HarvardX courses . Once finalized, the HarvardX research team will officially release the tool...

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