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These Top Schools Are Offering Big Savings On Master's Degrees, But There's A Catch

NPR 9 Mar 2017 By Kirk Carapezza
There's an experiment underway at a few top universities around the world to make some master's degrees out there more affordable. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, for example, says the class of 2018 can get a master's degree in supply chain management with tens of thousands in savings. The university's normal price runs upwards of $67,000 for the current academic year. Read more about NPR | These Top Schools Are Offering Big Savings On Master's Degrees, But There's A Catch

Top 10 education websites to teach you for free

India Today 18 Jan 2017 By In Education
From subjects like Behavioral Psychology to traditional learning, these websites provide barrage of free learning options to students at various levels. EdX is an online learning destination and MOOC provider, offering high-quality courses from the world's best universities and institutions to learners everywhere.  Read more about India Today | Top 10 education websites to teach you for free

Lumina Foundation Grants edX $900,000 to Create 30 New MicroMasters

Lumina Foundation 18 Oct 2016 By Lumina Foundation
Lumina Foundation recently awarded edX, the nonprofit online learning destination founded by Harvard and MIT, a grant of $900,000 to create 30 competency-based, low-cost, open-admissions MicroMasters certificate programs. Read more about Lumina Foundation | Lumina Foundation Grants edX $900,000 to Create 30 New MicroMasters

Learn First, Pay Later (or Never)

Bloomberg 14 Oct 2016 By Bloomberg
MIT and 13 other schools said they would offer online graduate-level courses for free, open to all. Students who finish the program, dubbed the "MicroMasters," and pass the final exams can get certificates of completion for about $1,000. If they want to go still further, they'll have a leg up in applying for regular admission to complete a full-fledged degree. Read more about Bloomberg | Learn First, Pay Later (or Never)

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Support for edX MicroMasters Programs

Mass.gov 22 Sep 2016 By Baker-Polito Adminstration
Today the Baker-Polito Administration and public higher education leaders announced support for the efforts of edX, a Massachusetts-based nonprofit online learning destination founded by Harvard and MIT, which recently launched 19 MicroMasters programs to help students advance their careers and offer a path to an accelerated Master’s program. Read more about Mass.gov | Baker-Polito Administration Announces Support for edX MicroMasters Programs

EdX and World’s Top Universities Launch MicroMasters Programs: New Master’s-Level Credentials to Advance Careers in the Most In-Demand Fields

edX 20 Sep 2016 By edX
Cambridge, MA – EdX, the leading nonprofit online learning destination founded by Harvard and MIT, today launched 19 MicroMasters programs, a new category of Master’s-level online education, originally pioneered by MIT, to bridge the knowledge gap between higher education and the workplace. Read more about edX | EdX and World’s Top Universities Launch MicroMasters Programs: New Master’s-Level Credentials to Advance Careers in the Most In-Demand Fields

The Future Of Affordable Higher Education Is Here | HuffPost Rise

Huffington Post 8 Jul 2016 By Huffington Post Rise
Anant Agarwal, MIT Professor and CEO of edX, explains why he believes using new technology is the key to providing affordable higher education for everyone. Read more about Huffington Post | The Future Of Affordable Higher Education Is Here | HuffPost Rise

3 Ways Online Courses Can Help Jumpstart Your Career

About.com 4 May 2016 By Scott Santoro
With tech sector job growth projected to increase by 22% through 2020, you may be preparing for your big break into tech. The question is: where should you turn if you don’t have quite enough experience for the position you want? Read more about About.com | 3 Ways Online Courses Can Help Jumpstart Your Career

edX Bullish on India, Expands to Accelerate Growth and Further Mission in Region

edX 4 May 2016 By edX
EdX, the nonprofit online learning destination founded by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), recognizing India as a high-priority market for online education, reinforces its commitment to the region by expanding operations. Read more about edX | edX Bullish on India, Expands to Accelerate Growth and Further Mission in Region

2016 Winners announced for The Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education

McGraw Hill Education 3 Mar 2016 By McGraw Hill Education
Today the winners were announced for the 2016 Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education, which honors innovation and has become one of the most prestigious educational awards since its founding in 1988. The Prize recognizes outstanding individuals who have dedicated themselves to improving education through new approaches and whose accomplishments are making a difference today. Honorees receive an award of $50,000. Read more about McGraw Hill Education | 2016 Winners announced for The Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education

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