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This post was originally published on MIT Office of Digital Learning News blog on September 25, 2015. Shigeru Miyagawa, professor of linguistics and the Kochi-Manjiro Professor of Japanese Language and Culture at MIT, has earned a reputation as a leading voice for the use of technology and digital innovation in education. Since the earliest days of the Web, he has worked to realize its potential...

Read More about Visualizing Japan Nominated for the Japan Prize

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You’re invited to an AMA with Harvard Justice Professor Michael Sandel. Join us Wednesday October 7, starting at 1PM ET. AMA means “Ask Me Anything.” Questions about justice, political philosophy, the professor’s research, education, life at Harvard, and more, are all fair game. The AMA is not intended to be a Q&A solely about the JusticeX course. 1PM ET: Professor Sandel will post the AMA...

Read More about Reddit AMA with Harvard Professor Michael Sandel – October 7, 2015

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What caused the school system in the United States to fall so far from its peak? Once the envy of the world, students in the U.S. education system now rank well below those of most industrialized nations in math, science and reading literacy. In Harvard University’s 4-part series, Saving Schools, Professor Paul Peterson explores how policy changes, events and decisions over the years have created...

Read More about Saving Schools: Harvard’s 4-Part Series Examines Education in the United States

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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...

Read More about Learn from the Best!

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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...

Read More about Reddit AMA with UBC Useful Genetics Professor Rosie Redfield: September 9, 4PM – 6PM ET

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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...

Read More about Harvard’s HeroesX MOOC: Ancient Greek Heroes and Modern Community

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