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edX global forum GeorgetownX #FUTUREedu
Posted in: Learner News

edX Global Forum 2015 We just wrapped up an invigorating and collaborative two days of discussions, sharing and working sessions at the edX Global Forum in Washington D.C. We thank our generous host, Georgetown University, as well as the edX partners, learners, professors, researchers and technologists who joined us from around the world to share their inspiring and thought-provoking experience and expertise. The Forum began with...

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We are pleased to announce that Fullbridge has joined edX and will offer an XSeries Program, Career Edge: The Path to Career Success, geared toward mid-career shifters and new college graduates. As an education technology company that prepares students and young professionals to succeed in the global economy, Fullbridge brings its expertise in career development to the edX global learning community. The new XSeries will...

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World Teachers Day
Posted in: Learner News

Join us this Monday, October 5, as we celebrate educators from all over the world on World Teachers’ Day! This year’s slogan, as declared by the United Nations, is “empowering teachers, building sustainable societies.” Great teachers deliver superior education and opportunities, ultimately benefiting society at large, intellectually, economically, and culturally. Teachers are critical to increasing access to high-quality education as well as instilling a love...

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Posted in: Learner News

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...

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We are honored to announce that edX CEO Anant Agarwal has been appointed by Gordon Brown, UN Special Envoy for Global Education, to the International Commission on Financing Global Education. Anant will join more than twenty world leaders, including five former presidents and prime ministers and three Nobel Prize recipients, to review the future of global education. Today the Commission meets during the UN General...

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sky and clouds
Posted in: Learner News

Education remains at the forefront as the election season heats up in U.S. Hillary Clinton’s education plan, revealed this week, stresses, “Higher education should be a right, not a privilege.” This belief in the right to high-quality education informs all we do here at edX and is central to our founding mission to increase access to education for everyone, everywhere. As candidates, policy makers, educators...

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Posted in: MOOC Research

Guest Post: Daniel Seaton, Cody Coleman, Jon Daries, Isaac Chuang Since the inception of MITx, discussion forums have provided subtle clues that teachers are enrolling in MOOCs. One of the first clues involved the inaugural run of 8.MReV: Mechanics ReView, whose course staff discovered a number of high school teachers eager to work through material while assisting motivated students in discussion forums. The 8.MReV staff...

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