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According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs in the field of information technology are expected to grow 12% by 2024 with over 480,000 new positions in the fields of network security, cloud computing and IT management. IT Jobs consistently rank high on Indeed’s list of the top 30 computer and internet job titles and U.S. News and World Report ranks the job of...

Read More about Hot IT Jobs for 2016

Posted in: Learner News

Guest Post: Tim Chartier, Davidson College On March 30th, DavidsonX Applications of Linear Algebra Part 1 ended. With Applications of Linear Algebra Part 2 starting this week, we wanted to highlight what students have learned so far and encourage learners to join us as we embark on Part 2. We explored the use of linear algebra in computers graphics and data mining. We saw how to blend images, even in animations,...

Read More about Designing Parts to Make a Better Whole

Posted in: Learner News

Learning new ideas can be exciting, enlightening, and even life-changing. The “ah-ha” moments might connect to comments like “I’ve never thought of that,” or “I’ve never known how to do that.” Ideally, the effects of such insight extend beyond a course. Learning to analyze writing can help a math major communicate discoveries on theoretical structures. Tackling problems through computing hones various problem-solving techniques that can...

Read More about Linear Thinking from Sports to Pixar

Posted in: MOOC Research

This month, we were delighted to release preliminary findings from our yearlong investigation of the first edX class, 6.002x. The findings appeared in the online journal “Research & Practice in Assessment” (RPA) in its special summer 2013 issue on MOOCs. You can download our paper here.  From the birth of edX, it has been clear that the institutional mission included research into learning and using...

Read More about edX’s First Course Research Highlights