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Celebrate Pi Day with an extra slice of knowledge The year was 1988, the day was Monday and the place – San Fransisco. A physicist named Larry Shaw at the San Fransisco Science museum realized the date and said, it’s March 14th, the number of Pi – let’s celebrate. And that is how the tradition came about. On March 12, 2009, the day became official when...

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A student with cerebral palsy finds success with online education College can be a challenging time for anyone. Students have to get through the admissions process, handle new levels of academic rigor, and select their majors. Tucker McKiven faces all of these challenges and more. “He can only use one hand effectively and it affects walking and so forth. It’s everything, it’s Cerebral Palsy,” explained...

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In April, edX and ASU partnered to create the Global Freshman Academy, a first-of-its-kind program offering college credit for online courses. Now that the first GFA course has concluded, we’ve begun to hear stories from students around the world who are taking advantage of the opportunity to earn college credit with online courses. We reached out to Miguel, the very first student to opt-in to...

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Are you interested in participating in an exciting online learning experience? If so, edX has new courses designed to provide you with world-class education at your convenience. We’re spotlighting 10 courses starting soon that range from leadership training to computer programming. Join us and sign up for a course today!

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As college tuition continues to rise, while the edtech space expands and evolves, many students are seeking out nontraditional ways to learn and earn degrees. At edX, we have been talking about the unbundling of education for some time now. Though vocational schools and associate degree programs have allowed for alternative, affordable or more flexible education pathways, advances in technology and online learning open up...

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Whether you want to bring your imagination to life, explore the far reaches of our solar system, or investigate ancient civilization, edX has the course for you. Take a look at these new offerings starting soon and enroll in one that sparks your curiosity today! Mukta Ghorpadey