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New Year's Resolution: Learn to Code
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Here’s One New Year’s Resolution You’ll Want to Keep. Still looking for a resolution for the New Year? In 2016, learn to code or take your computer programming skills to the next level. Become the genius that designs, controls and powers the digital devices, websites, mobile apps and more that we interact with every day. Here are four predictions for 2016 that will make learning to...

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Hour of Code at edX Yesterday, in celebration of Computer Science Education Week and Hour of Code, we hosted a special #CSEdWeekMA event with Mass TLC Ed Foundation. We welcomed Massachusetts teachers, students and technologists to our edX offices in Cambridge to discuss the future of education and explore edX CS courses and the edX High School initiative. Cambridge Vice Mayor Dennis Benzan kicked off...

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Computer Science Education Week Hour of Code
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Learn to code and program in Java, Python, Scratch, C#, and more! From December 7 – 13, edX will be celebrating Computer Science Education Week and Hour of Code – join learners from around the world and try an Hour of Code, and then continue your computer science learning on edX. We’ve pulled together some great computer science courses to help you begin or enhance your computer science and...

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Kids smiling, looking at computers
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Next week kicks off Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek), celebrating computer science and inspiring learners and teachers to explore coding. During CSEdWeek, learners of all ages are encouraged to dive into coding and try an Hour of Code. At edX, we celebrate CS and increasing access to computer science education. EdX computer science courses inspire and teach tomorrow’s great computer scientists. And, edX courses are made...

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After taking an online programming course through MITx, Canadian farmer Matt Reimer develops a driverless tractor app to accelerate harvesting. This story originally ran on MIT News on December 1, 2015 from the Office of Digital Learning. Like most business owners, farmers are always seeking an edge to improve efficiency, productivity, and profitability. For grain producer Matt Reimer, the search for that edge drove him...

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Cursos en Español en edX
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La Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM), España, vuelve a ofrecer el 6 de octubre de 2015 sus primeros cuatro MOOCs en castellano: Además, desde ya mismo puedes inscribirte en los nuevos MOOCs de la UAM para febrero de 2016: Educación de calidad para todos. Equidad, inclusión y atención a la diversidad. Aprenderás cómo debería ser un sistema educativo que promueva la calidad sin renunciar a...

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Becoming an edX student is easy! Once you’ve registered, find a course that interests you and start learning today. EdX enables you to take courses from the best professors, universities and institutions across the globe, while connecting with smart and passionate people, just like you. Today we’re highlighting nine new courses that start next week. Start learning today!

National Summer Learning Day | #keepkidslearning | edX | edx..org/summer-learning | #SummerLearning
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Join us in celebrating National Summer Learning Day today, and defy the summer haze by keeping your brain active with Summer Learning @ edX! Studies show that two-thirds of the ninth grade reading gap occurs during the summer. Make sure you resist the “summer slide” – the proven learning loss that students experience when they’re not engaged in educational activities over the summer months – and prepare for...

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St. Louis, Missouri, USA  |  Age 30 After completing two tours in the Army, I enrolled in the music business program at Full Sail University in Orlando, Florida. I love music, so my initial goal was to parlay this into a career as a sound engineer/sound mixer. About mid-way through the program I took a course on commerce, which introduced me to the idea of...

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