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Get happy. Study a classic. And learn your history. Find out what’s starting this week on edX. Starting This Week – 11/30/2014 to 12/06/2014 The Science of Happiness — UC BerkeleyX — December 1, 2014 (Self-paced) We all want to be happy, and there are countless ideas about what happiness is and how we can get some. But not many of those ideas are based...

Read More about Coming Up On edX – Courses Starting This Week – 11/30/2014

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President Obama today announced that edX has joined with ConnectED, the President’s initiative to empower teachers to use technology in the classroom. President Obama made the announcement at an event to recognize superintendents from across the country for their leadership in using technology in their school districts. As part of ConnectEd, edX partner universities and colleges will offer teacher professional development courses, along with courses to...

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My MOOC journey started during my undergraduate time at MIT in Dr. Sebastian Seung’s 9.01 Introduction to Neuroscience course. Little did I know then that his innovative, never-settlecharacter would inspire and drive my future work, from developing educational resources for an online game to map the brain, to the MITx course 9.01.1x Light, Spike, and Sight: The Neuroscience of Vision that he and I teamed...

Read More about How the YouTube Culture Inspired Our MOOC

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Did you know that up to 40 percent of happiness depends on habits and activities? Learn happiness boosting practices today with UC Berkeley’s The Science of Happiness course, starting Tuesday, September 9. The Science of Happiness is the first MOOC to teach the science of positive psychology. The ten-week course will offer science-based lessons and also provide students practical strategies for nurturing happiness and developing a...

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We love sharing stories about our learners and how their edX experiences connect them to new knowledge and a global learning community of students and teachers. Education not only broadens students’ minds, it enriches networks and shared experiences. It can also forge connections across continents, impacting thousands of learners in the process. Today we share a story of how a teacher-student relationship and a shared...

Read More about One MOOC’s Journey: From On Campus to Online, from California to China and Back

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Colombia Last year, for the very first time I started a course on edX: UC BerkeleyX’s ColWri2.2x: Principles of Written English, which allowed me to be part of a community and share with people around the world. It was so an amazing experience! I want to learn more every day, and edX gave me that opportunity. I can also certificate my knowledge about every new thing I learn. How...

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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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