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Free Top-Class Courses at a Touch

China's People Daily 22 Nov 2013 By Wang Chao
The open source platform is called edX, a non-profit learning enterprise founded by Harvard University and MIT that offers free online courses from the world's best professors and universities to anyone in the world with Internet access. Read more about China's People Daily | Free Top-Class Courses at a Touch

University Courses Online

Beijing Review 18 Nov 2013 By Tang Yuankai
Cai Shiyu narrowly missed a position at China's highly ranked Tsinghua University, his first choice, because his score in this June's national college entrance examination came up short by a few points. Currently enrolled in another university in Beijing, Cai was relieved to discover it is still possible for him to learn from the best professors from Tsinghua University and other world-renowned universities through "massively open online courses" (MOOCs). Read more about Beijing Review | University Courses Online

EdX's Free Online Courses for Learners of English

The New Indian Express 18 Nov 2013 By Dr. Albert P’Rayan
EdX (www.edx.org), based in Cambridge, Massachusetts and governed by MIT and Harvard, which has the goals of expanding access to education, enhancing learning and advancing teaching and learning through research, offers many useful online courses from world’s top universities such as MIT, Harvard University, University of California Berkeley, and The University of Texas System. The course instructors are top professors from best colleges and universities in the US and some edX courses offer ID verified Certificates of Achievement. Read more about The New Indian Express | EdX's Free Online Courses for Learners of English

LinkedIn Partners with 7 Online Education Firms

The Next Web 14 Nov 2013 By Emil Protalinski
LinkedIn today announced it has partnered with some of the biggest names in online education to help users include educational accomplishments that go beyond the traditional institutions. As part of a new pilot program called Direct-to-Profile Certifications, users can now add certifications and courses to their profiles Read more about The Next Web | LinkedIn Partners with 7 Online Education Firms

First MOOC Portal for Arab World Will Be Powered by edX Platform

Boston.com 12 Nov 2013 By Matthew Rocheleau
The "first massive open online course portal for the Arab world," spearheaded by leaders of the country of Jordan, will be powered by open source platform edX, the Cambridge-based collaborative education nonprofit founded last year by Harvard University and MIT. Read more about Boston.com | First MOOC Portal for Arab World Will Be Powered by edX Platform

Talented Arab youth can lead the way—Queen Rania

The Jordan Times 9 Nov 2013 By edX Staff
Queen Rania announced the launch of a MOOCs platform for the Arab world called "Edraak" in partnership with edX, a Harvard-MIT consortium, and the Queen Rania Foundation for Education and Development (QRF). Read more about The Jordan Times | Talented Arab youth can lead the way—Queen Rania

Queen Rania Foundation Partners with edX to Create First MOOC Portal for the Arab World

edX 8 Nov 2013 By edX
Cambridge, MA – November 8, 2013 – Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan announced today the creation of Edraak, an education initiative of the Queen Rania Foundation for Education and Development (QRF). Edraak, a partnership with non-profit online learning initiative edX, will be a MOOC portal for the Arab world and will bring quality education to millions of Arabic-speaking students around the globe. Her Majesty Queen Rania witnessed the historic signing of the agreement by QRF CEO Haifa Dia Al-Attia and edX president Anant Agarwal at edX's Cambridge offices. Read more about edX | Queen Rania Foundation Partners with edX to Create First MOOC Portal for the Arab World

EdX: CNBC Disruptor 50

CNBC 31 Oct 2013 By Eric Rosenbaum
EdX is included in CNBC's round-up of leading innovators. From hundreds of companies nominated by venture capitalists, industry analysts, and beat reporters, CNBC has created the ultimate list of 50 innovators disrupting the marketplace and poised for hypergrowth. Read more about CNBC | EdX: CNBC Disruptor 50

Interview with Anant Agarwal, President of edX

The Guardian 24 Oct 2013 By Matthew Caines
The chief of the online learning destination on virtual biology labs and why blended online and in-person courses are the future. Read more about The Guardian | Interview with Anant Agarwal, President of edX

EdX in Talks with Mideast Schools to Host Arabic-Language Courses

The National 24 Oct 2013 By John Everington
EdX, a United States-based online education platform, is in talks with several educational institutions in the UAE and the Middle East to host Arabic-language courses. Read more about The National | EdX in Talks with Mideast Schools to Host Arabic-Language Courses

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