Five Facts to Share with Family this Holiday Season

Head home for the holidays with edX Holiday gatherings can be relaxing, stressful, or dull – depending on the crowd, of course. If conversation hits a lull with your coworkers or closest of kin, these facts might spark up a little lively debate. #1: Traveling for the holidays? If you’re flying in the United States, you’re one in 5.7 million.

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How to Use IT Innovatively to Engage Customers

Dr. Rahul De Professor IIMBx Innovation and IT ManagementThe other day I installed and fired up an app on my phone, to buy airline tickets. I had heard the app was quite good. I entered my travel details easily enough and selected the available flights. The display was nicely done and I could see the flights conveniently. Then I proceeded to the payment screen, entered…

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edX Learner to Employee: Meet Thao

A big reason why I love to travel so much is so that I can visit as many football stadiums as I can and watch matches in real life. It’s one of the many things I am so appreciative for because I am able to integrate two things I love the most, travel and football. My favorite football club is Arsenal, so for any Premier League fans out there

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The Experience Economy in a Pandemic: Q&A With a Business

It really isn’t just isolated to things like travel, tourism, and finance, and banking. If we think about our lives now and think about the future, everything from dining in your favorite restaurant through things like going to a dressing room in a department store, travel, theater, the arts, personal services—everywhere where the

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How to Choose a Distance Learning Master’s Using Online

Your university education doesn’t have to stop with finishing a Bachelor’s degree. If you can’t afford the travel and living costs or if you can’t stand being away in a foreign country for 2 whole years, but you still don’t want to sacrifice your career future, an online Master’s degree is the best of both worlds. The real challenge is figuring out how to navigate…

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Thinking About an Online Degree

Regular trainings in my professional life require me to travel and stay in a hotel. With edX, I can learn Saturday and Sunday mornings directly from home!” Bertram, a solar photovoltaic (PV) design engineer and instructor at Solar Energy International in the Netherlands: “I absolutely loved the flexibility and accessibility. When I was

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Start College This Summer: Credit-Eligible Courses

Don’t change your summer travel plans. Attend college and earn credit from anywhere with your computer or mobile device. Check out the courses below and enroll today. Introduction to Health and Wellness. ASUx – 3 Credit Hours – Starts June 6, 2016 Explore the latest trends in health and nutrition and uncover the keys to overall wellbeing.

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Digital Badges On the Open edX Platform

This blog post was originally written for the Concentric Sky blog by Partha Baruah, edX & Nate Otto, Concentric Sky. EdX and Concentric Sky have collaborated to incorporate digital badging into the Open edX platform. Following an integration of the Badgr software into our first release of badging functionality on the open edX platform, students will be able to earn badges upon completing a

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Learn About Ancient Greek Warfare, International Law and

We travel across territories and over oceans. We buy goods from faraway places. Diplomats meet, negotiate, and contract treaties. How is justice possible on a global scale? This course discusses how and by whom international law is made, by whom it must be respected, how it is applied and what happens when binding rules are breached.

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Improve Your Writing Skills with 6 Free Online Courses

Improve Your Writing Skills with 6 Free Online Courses. November 8, 2016 / edX team. Words are powerful. They inspire greatness and effect change. They start movements and empower leaders. They have the power to get you hired, get you promoted and, if used incorrectly, get you fired. Combine the power of words with the ease and speed of email

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Python Programming, Sustainability, and More on edX This Week!

Is time travel possible? Which mathematical truths are incomputable? This course seeks to address these questions and more, ending with a proof to Godel’s Incompleteness Theorem. You will be asked to ponder the deepest philosophical implications of the world’s greatest intellectual wonders in, what is sure to be, a mind-blowing experience.

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Lifelong Learning and Career Advancement on edX: Meet Andreas

The freedom to decide what and when to study was liberating. Regular trainings in my professional life mean I have to travel and stay in a hotel. With edX, I can learn Saturday and Sundays mornings directly from home! The perfect situation for my Work-Learn-Life Balance. Did your coursework result in any career or personal outcomes?

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Ellie Cook: Becoming a Cooke Young Scholar with edX

I am so, so proud to be selected as a Cooke Young Scholar. I’m very excited, too. I think this will be an amazing opportunity and experience. As soon as I can, I want to travel as much as possible. A few things I’m interested in studying are genetics, psychology, international relations, and languages and/or cultures.

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Feeling More Confident On-The-Job: Meet Elena

It is much less expensive to take MOOCs for I do not have travel and incur expenses, and I can dedicate more resources towards choosing the best course for me. Even though I’ve watched fantastic recorded lectures from in-person classes I think the best courses are those that are planned to be MOOCs since the beginning, so they have good

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Ever Wonder Where the “Greenest” Neighborhood in the World

Together, we travel from the campus through the city to the urban watershed, with students never having to leave the comfort of their homes. During these trips, we visit green buildings; explore North America’s largest wastewater-to-energy plant; learn from architects designing urban waterscapes as ‘landscape infrastructure’ along

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What Teaching a MOOC with edX Taught Me

This story originally appeared in The Independent School Magazine blog. Last spring at my school, St. Margaret’s Episcopal School in California, I taught my first MOOC with edX: Psych101x. Right away, I was glued to the discussion board where the some 30,000 enrolled students wrote their thoughts, first impressions, and reasons for joining the class, and shared concerns or complaints about

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Data Scientist: The Number One Job In America

In today’s world, data science has immensely grown across a multitude of industries including finance, energy, travel, and government, but even more importantly, universities have begun to recognize the importance of offering courses and programs in this field.

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9 Introductory Courses on edX: Explore a New Subject this Fall

Travel to the Earth’s core and start to understand the Earth’s evolution in this introductory Earth science course from Tokyo Tech. You’ll learn how water inside the deep earth serves as a prime example of advanced Earth Science research, and much more! Diversify Your Skill Set.

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Gaining Confidence in a New Field: Meet Ajibola

Gaining Confidence in a New Field: Meet Ajibola. December 22, 2020 / edX team. We chatted with Ajibola, a student from Nigeria who is leveraging learning on edX to deepen his expertise in sports law. Still in the "learning stage" of his career, Ajibola shares how enrolling in edX courses has fueled his confidence in the field.

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Employability: How to Maximize Your Career Success

Employers highly value graduates who have stepped outside the classroom and have had part time work, travel, volunteering, sporting, and other development experiences. The important thing is to understand from those experiences what makes you particularly employable and how you can articulate your potential to an employer.

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New Course on Self-Driving Cars Combines Remote and Hands

New Course on Self-Driving Cars Combines Remote and Hands-On Learning With Real-World Robots. November 18, 2020 / edX team. Today, we’re excited to announce a new course— Self-Driving Cars with Duckietown. Self-driving cars and the robotics and AI science behind them have the potential to completely change the way we live and travel.

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Back to the Future, with edX

Great Scott! Back to the Future Day is here! If you’re familiar with the 1980s Back to the Future film franchise, you may already know why sci-fi fans everywhere are celebrating today: October 21, 2015 is the day in the then-far future to which Marty McFly accidentally time-travels. To celebrate this momentous fictional occasion, revisit Back to the Future in a whole new way with…

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Becoming Environmentally Conscious: Meet the edX

The Sustainability Team, a group of people committed to making the edX workplace more environmentally sustainable, was formed during Hackathon XXII — a quarterly event with the goal of driving innovation and problem solving. The team’s first initiative was measuring edX’s carbon footprint and collecting potential projects to make a positive impact.

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edX Now Offers Professional Education

Anant Agarwal, edX CEOAt the heart of everything we do at edX, our mission is to increase access to education and promote lifelong, continuous learning. Two years ago, we launched edX by offering high-quality college courses from our member universities, and this founding mission will always remain a strong focus. Recently, we launched our high school initiative—a collection of …

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edX Welcomes the University System of Maryland

Today, international travel and the global economy continue to make the world smaller and smaller. In addition, the changing global environment continues to contribute to the emergence of new diseases and the spread of existing ones. As the world is rapidly shaped and changed by these factors, it is imperative that those in the fields of

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UX Design Career Options Make It a Top Choice of the Year

How you interact with your car, your appliances, your music, your travel and practically everything you encounter has UX research behind it. This ability to apply UX to so many areas makes it especially attractive as a career. You can apply your UX knowledge at a …

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We’d like to thank the Academics: Oscars Night with MOOCs

Learn from the experts how space travel work with UC3M’s Space Rocket Exploration and Human Spaceflight from KTH. Straight Outta Compton. Get the up-to-date inside track with Berklee’s Introduction to the Music Industry, then keep your momentum going with Creativity & …

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edX Welcomes Victoria University of Wellington

In this course, learners can travel virtually to Antarctica through lectures filmed on Ross Island and in the McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica. The instructors, Dr. Cliff Atkins and Dr. Rebecca Priestley, guide learners through the over 500 million years of geological and geographical history of the world’s coldest, driest and windiest

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Accessible Learning Improving Conversation and Career

Sagar is a university student from India, who found edX through a friend. He has a vision impairment, and found the courses on edX to be accessible for him to complete without assistance. He has been able to apply his learning to his conversational English skills and towards an internship. Read on to hear more of his story: What edX course or program did you…

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CS50x Hackathon: Harvard Team visits St. Louis Students

Monsanto covered the travel costs, Pi Pizza donated food and a dozen local mentors helped students with their projects. Most of the students in the class are seeking jobs through LaunchCode and are highly motivated to learn the material. As the St. Louis Post-Dispatch described, the LaunchCode class is an eclectic mix: “hipsters in skinny

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Aaron Houck, Daniel Seaton, Jean-Michel Claus, Julie Goff

Learn on the go this holiday. Are you one of the million people traveling this holiday season? According to AAA, nearly one in three Americans will journey more than 50 miles for the holidays this year. Just in time for this busy travel season, we are excited to announce that the 2.0 version of the edX iPhone app is now available in the Apple

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Reddit AMA with Professor Hoffman on September 20th

MIT Professor Jeffrey Hoffman, a former NASA astronaut who made five spaceflights and was the first astronaut to log 1000 hours on the Space Shuttle, teaches the core principles behind space travel and exploration in this course.

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Prepare for the AP* Exam or Learn a New Subject This Week!

Learn from the first NASA astronaut to log 1,000 hours on the space shuttle to discover how rockets work, and explore the principles of space travel. Enroll today Journalism for Social Change – …

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AMA with MIT Professor Agustín Rayo and Harvard Professor

MicroBachelors Program Undergraduate-level, for career advancement or a degree path; MicroMasters Program Graduate-level, for career advancement or a degree path; Professional Certificate From employers or universities to build today's in-demand skills; XSeries Series of courses for a deep understanding of a topic; Online Master's Degree Top-ranked programs, affordable, and fully online

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