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Becoming an edX student is easy! Once you’ve registered, find a course that interests you and start learning today. EdX enables you to take courses from the best professors, universities and institutions across the globe, while connecting with smart and passionate people, just like you. Today we’re highlighting nine new courses that start next week. Start learning today!

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EdX Members Top the QS World University Rankings. This week QS released its QS World University Rankings® 2015/16 and edX founders MIT and Harvard University top the list in the number one and number two spots. In fact, in addition to the top two spots, five of the world’s top 10 universities are edX members, including California Institute of Technology (Caltech), ETH Zurich – Swiss...

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This post was contributed by the HarvardX American Government course team. Whether you are a high school student preparing for a history Advanced Placement exam or a voter feeling the need to brush up on civics in light of the pending U.S. Presidential election, the HarvardX American Government course offers an engaging way to learn. In fact, we invite anyone who has even an inkling...

Read More about Top 5 (Surprising) Things You May Not Know about American Government

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You don’t have to be moving into the dorms and spending hundreds on textbooks to go back to school – Lifehacker has hand-picked some of their favorite free online courses for this Fall! Check out some of the edX courses the folks at Lifehacker U are buzzing about. Click here to read the full post on Lifehacker.com. “Your education doesn’t have to stop once you leave...

Read More about Lifehacker’s Top MOOCs: Fall 2015

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EDIT: The AMA is live – click here to join in! You’re invited to an AMA (Ask Me Anything) with Useful Genetics Professor Rosie Redfield! Join her Wednesday September 9, 4PM-6PM ET (1PM – 3PM UTC). 3PM ET (12PM UTC): We’ll link to the AMA from this page once it’s posted on reddit.com/r/iama and promote it via edX social channels 4PM – 6PM ET (1PM – 3PM...

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Join Harvard Professor Gregory Nagy on a 24-“Hour” journey that lasts a lifetime, and learn how the heroes of ancient Greece can help us to understand and reflect upon modern cultures. Study alongside Harvard students in this MOOC that mirrors and engages with the on-campus Harvard class. The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours (also known as HeroesX) is a HarvardX MOOC that introduces participants to the literature...

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Overall participation in HarvardX and MITx MOOCs remains substantial and average growth has been steady. This report explores how diverse audiences — including explorers, teachers-as-learners, and residential students — use MOOCs and provide opportunities to advance the principles on which HarvardX and MITx were founded: access, research, and residential education.​ This post originally ran on Education Week on April 1, 2015. Today, my colleagues and I from the HarvardX and MITx...

Read More about Three Insights from the HarvardX and MITx Year Two Reports