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Earn college credit online this summer with three new courses from Arizona State University and Global Freshman Academy. If you’ve just graduated high school and want to get a head start on college or if you need to earn credits this summer to fulfill degree requirements, these online courses may be perfect for you. Earn up to 15 credit hours that be applied toward an...

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What an amazing year 2015 has been for edX and for our learners! We celebrated our 3rd birthday, launched groundbreaking educational programs and partnerships where edX learners can earn university credit, reached 5 million learners, welcomed new partners and continued in our mission to increase access to high-quality education for everyone, everywhere. Read on for some of our 2015 highlights and join us as we celebrate this past year! Along...

Read More about edX in 2015: Our Year in Review

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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...

Read More about Online Learning Opens Doors for Students with Disabilities

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Learning online helps gifted children preserve friendships as they advance. Parents these days are inundated with all kinds of advice: THIS food brand but not THAT one. THIS school but not THAT teacher. It can be overwhelming, and doubly so for parents of gifted children, whose unique needs can represent uncharted territory. That’s where Ame Nuccio found herself with her son, Joseph. Outwardly, Joseph is...

Read More about Joseph Nuccio: edX is the Best of Both Worlds

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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...

Read More about Global Freshman Academy Students Enrolling for Credit

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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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