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Today we realize our shared vision to bring opportunity & quality education to the Arab world. This past November, we were honored to host Her Majesty Queen Rania al Abdullah of Jordan and the Queen Rania Foundation at the edX offices to announce our partnership to work together to increase access to education and opportunity for the Arab world. This week our shared goal became...

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At a signing ceremony on the campus of Tsinghua University in Beijing, representatives from the Chinese Ministry of Education, XuetangX — a consortium of leading Chinese universities — and edX joined to announce a deeper partnership to continue to expand access to education for Chinese learners in China and around the world. The education gap in China is large and growing. According to Teach for...

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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...

Read More about World Economic Forum Launches “Forum Academy” Learning Portal Using edX Platform

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When we launched edX with Harvard and MIT, one of our core beliefs was that the online learning platform we were building should be freely available to students and institutions everywhere. This belief went beyond the open access typical of massively open online courses (MOOCs). Not only did we believe our courses should be freely available, we wanted the platform technology itself to be open...

Read More about Stanford and edX Collaborate on Open Source edX Platform

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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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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...

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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...

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