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edX 6 Jan 2016 By edX
Outstanding 7th grade students from families with financial need can earn special consideration for a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation scholarship if they complete a free college class offered by online course provider edX, the two nonprofit organizations announced today.  
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What will you learn this year? 3 ways to use MOOCs in 2016

No-Pay MBA 4 Jan 2016 By Laurie Pickard
Apparently MOOC platform edX’s new year’s resolution was to create a ton of new business and management content. edX has a bunch of great courses coming online in the new year, including some on specialized topics that aren’t covered on other platforms. Read more about [field_news_headline_1]

3 Online Learning Platforms That Can Help You Develop Your Ideal Work-Life Balance

Entrepreneur 4 Dec 2015 By Peter Daisyme
If you feel like you’re always struggling to balance your work and personal life, you are not alone. Here are three top online training platforms that offer courses that have helped me over the years to find a better work-life balance. Read more about [field_news_headline_1]
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Online courses + time on campus = a new path to an MIT master’s degree

MIT News 7 Oct 2015 By edX Staff
MIT announced today a pilot program allowing learners worldwide to take a semester’s worth of courses in its top-ranked, one-year Supply Chain Management (SCM) master’s program completely online, then complete an MIT master’s degree by spending a single semester on campus. Read more about [field_news_headline_1]

6 edX Courses That Can Change Your Financial Future — Led by the World’s Top Professors, For Free 21 Jul 2015 By Ashley Dull
If advice and guidance from world-renowned experts in the finance, economic and accounting industries were free, do you think more people would have better control over their finances? The folks at certainly think so, which is why they created an online learning destination for anyone with an internet connection to gain greater access to higher education, whether within finance or any other topic of interest. Read more about [field_news_headline_1]
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43 free career-advancing courses you can take (and actually finish) this summer

Mashable 20 Jul 2015 By Kat Moon
Yes, summer is the perfect time to relax and recharge. But, it's also the perfect time to pick up a few new skills. Put that relaxed brain (and work schedule) to good use! Read more about [field_news_headline_1]

Open edX powered by Bitnami now available in Amazon Web Services Marketplace

edX 25 Jun 2015 By edX Staff
Cambridge, MA – June 25, 2015 –  EdX, the open-source, nonprofit online learning destination offering MOOCs from some of the world’s best universities and institutions to learners around the globe, today announced that Open edX, the open-source platform powering, is now available for free in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace (AWS usage fees apply).  Read more about [field_news_headline_1]
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Three Questions For The ASU/edX Global Freshman Academy Online Program

TechCrunch 23 Jun 2015 By Andrew Smith Lewis
In April, Arizona State University and edX announced a first-of-its-kind program that will have important repercussions for the future of higher education. The Global Freshman Academy (GFA) will allow students to take their entire year of freshman courses online, and earn credit to continue on at ASU or another institution. Read more about [field_news_headline_1]

EdX Expands Free Course Offerings for Summer Learners

edX 15 Jun 2015 By edX Staff
Cambridge, MA – June 15, 2015 – EdX, the nonprofit online learning initiative founded by Harvard and MIT, today announced a special selection of high-quality, free courses available to help all combat “summer slide.” The offering is provided in conjunction with efforts from the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA), the only national nonprofit exclusively focused on closing the achievement gap through high-quality summer learning for all children and youth.  Read more about [field_news_headline_1]

edX Receives PCMAG.COM Editors' Choice 2 Jun 2015 By William Fenton
EdX (free) does not look like a university. There is no campus, no library, no dormitories, and no tuition. Founded in the spring of 2012 by faculty at MIT and Harvard, edX is very much the wunderkind of academics. Its courses are supplied by some of the world's most prestigious institutions, including UC Berkeley, Boston University, as well as both founding institutions. However, with several million students, edX serves a larger learning community than the entire UC system. Read more about [field_news_headline_1]