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Learning to give away money the Buffett way

CNBC 1 Apr 2014 ByLearning to give away money the Buffett way Alex Crippen
For the second consecutive year, Warren Buffett's sister, Doris, is offering a free online course on getting good value for the money you give away to charities. Her Learning By Giving Foundation and Northwestern University are teaming up to present "Giving With Purpose: How to get the most out of your charitable giving" on EdX's MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) platform. EdX is a nonprofit initiative created by Harvard and MIT. more
The Harvard Crimson

Ed School Launches Self-Help Course on HarvardX

The Harvard Crimson 28 Mar 2014 ByMichael V. Rothberg
The Graduate School of Education launched its first course through the online education platform HarvardX on Tuesday. The new course—GSE1x: “Unlocking the Immunity to Change: A New Approach to Personal Improvement”—will focus on helping people achieve their personal goals through online videos, interactive elements, and forums. more
Boston Business Journal

Anant Agarwal on the future of EdX and a key new hire

Boston Business Journal 24 Mar 2014 ByMary Moore
EdX has hired ex-Vistaprint executive Wendy Cebula as its president and COO. The nonprofit online learning platform has grown tremendously in two years and it's time to beef up the management team, according to Anant Agarwal, who has been serving as EdX's president and now will become its CEO. more
Foreign Policy

Transitions How Do You Say 'MOOC' in Arabic?

Foreign Policy 11 Mar 2014 ByMohamed El Dahshan
"Massive Online Open Courses," abbreviated "MOOCs," are being hailed as a potentially revolutionary development in education. Is the Arab World about to miss out? So far, there's only one such course offered in Arabic — and it's taught by Israel's Technion. more
The Hindu Business Line

India hops onto MOOC bandwagon

The Hindu Business Line 11 Mar 2014 ByNavadha Pandey
Who doesn’t want Ivy League education? But, in a country like India where demand for quality education far exceeds the supply, there are neither enough slots for qualified students nor adequate financial aid. more
Financial Times

Moocs: Young students from developing countries are still in the minority

Financial Times 9 Mar 2014 ByAdam Palin
Massive open online courses, or Moocs, have promised to throw open access to university-level content. By offering online courses on demand and without charge, Moocs give students anywhere in the world the chance to learn irrespective of their circumstances – so long as they have an internet connection. more

$2,400 “Introduction to Linux” course will be free and online this summer

Arstechnica 8 Mar 2014 ByMegan Geuss
Earlier this week, The Linux Foundation announced that it would be working with edX, a non-profit online learning site governed by Harvard and MIT, to make its “Introduction to Linux” course free and open to all. more
Venture Beat Profiles

This summer, you can learn Linux free & online from Harvard & MIT

Venture Beat Profiles 6 Mar 2014 ByBarry Levine
Want to learn Linux? The Linux Foundation announced today that it will be offering its $2,400 “Introduction to Linux” course for free through edX, the Harvard/MIT online learning platform that supports massive enrollment. more

Colgate University, Hamilton College partnering with online course network edX 6 Mar 2014 ByDave Tobin
Colgate University and Hamilton College are partnering with edX, a nonprofit, online learning network, the schools announced today. As partners, Colgate and Hamilton will offer four online courses in their first year with edX. more

EdX expands range of institutions that can offer free online courses

engadget 6 Mar 2014 ByJon Fingas
EdX's open online education system has drawn a lot of interest -- enough interest that the non-profit has just loosened up its membership structure to allow for more participants. The revamp lets 12 additional organizations offer free internet-based courses, including schools as well as non-academic outlets like the International Monetary Fund, the Linux Foundation and the Smithsonian Institution. more