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Un saludo! Me llamo Fernando López, nací en la ciudad de Zaragoza, España, en 1969. Estudié el bachillerato y el COU de la rama de Ciencias, aunque al llegar a la Universidad me decanté por la carrera de Geografía e Historia, y, más exactamente por las ramas de Historia Medieval y Arqueología. Posteriormente, y mientras ya trabajaba, estudié Topografía y, por fin, al quedarme en...

Read More about Fernando Lopez: Cómo Fernando hace uso de edX y sus cursos para forjar una nueva trayectoria profesional

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Esther Jose, age 16, a high school senior from Chennai, India, contacted us to share her story about how edX courses helped her achieve the highest score (5/5) on the AP physics exam. The school I attend follows the Tamil Nadu State Board of Education, this is a system that primarily emphasizes rote memorization. To illustrate, we have books issued by the Government for each...

Read More about Esther Jose: Acing the AP Physics Test with edX

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Recently, Ben, an edX learner enrolled in the W3C HTML 5 course  and shared his story about how he used HTML5 skills to code a game. We love learning how edX courses impact our learners’ lives and how MOOCs open up a world of possibilities. I first learned HTML in 1996, and I’ve done web development off and on since then, always being self-taught. But, I’ve...

Read More about Ben: Game Development Using HTML5

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Akshay Kulkarni, age 22, a software engineer at Microsoft India, contacted us to share his inspiring story about how edX courses not only helped him rediscover his passion for programming, but also led him to a job at Microsoft.  My performance in high school and in the entrance exams to premier institutions was poor. As a result, I couldn’t get into any top tier colleges....

Read More about Akshay Kulkarni: From edX Courses to a Job at Microsoft

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EdX recently announced the 2016 Cooke edX Challenge where scholarship-eligible seventh grade students are given the opportunity to successfully complete a selected edX course to get a leg up in the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Scholars Program. Last year, we proudly announced that out of the 2,000 applications submitted, with only 70 scholarships awarded, 10 edX learners were given the honor of becoming a...

Read More about EdX Learner Awarded Scholarship and Learns the Value of Accessible Education

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Last year, edX and the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Scholars Program collaborated on a scholarship challenge for advanced middle school students. Scholarship- eligible seventh grade students who successfully completed a selected edX course secured a semi-finalist position in the prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Scholars Program. In November, we proudly announced that 10 of the 70 Cooke Young Scholars were edX learners. Read on to learn...

Read More about Ellie Cook: Becoming a Cooke Young Scholar with edX