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Posted in: Learner Stories

This summer we celebrated a huge edX milestone: 5 million learners! We’re always curious to learn more about our students, so we reached out to lucky number 5,000,000 to get the scoop. Sara is taking How to Survive Your PhD to help her through her master’s program – pretty brilliant, if you ask us. Sara Magdy Age 23  |  Egypt I am excited to join...

Read More about edX Welcomes our 5 Millionth Learner, Sara Magdy!

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Posted in: Learner News

An unabridged version of this guest blog post was originally published on The Thesis Whisperer by Inger Mewburn, Instructor of “How to Survive Your PhD” on edX. Since announcing Australian National University’s latest MOOC, How to Survive Your PhD, I’ve been overwhelmed by the response, with more than 2600 people signing up in the first week alone– far more than I had expected! A few...

Read More about PhD Lifestyle: Are Most Academics Lonely at Work?

Posted in: Learner News / MOOC Research

Can an online course really teach students as well as a traditional on-campus course? Many believe not – they feel that while Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are accessible, they are offer an inferior learning experience, lacking the richness of person-to-person interaction possible on a campus. We set out to assess this situation and learn more about online learning itself. Here at the Australian National University,...

Read More about 87% of Students Say They Gain as Much or More From Online Courses Compared to On-campus Courses


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