News & Announcements

Saudi Arabia to use edX web courses to train unemployed

Financial Times 15 Jul 2014 By Sarah Mishkin
Saudi Arabian officials are looking to a US online education company for help tackling the nation’s high rate of youth and female unemployment. EdX, a non-profit online education group backed by Harvard and MIT, is working with the Saudi Ministry of Labour to develop online classes to teach young people and women the skills they need to secure a job. Read more about Financial Times | Saudi Arabia to use edX web courses to train unemployed

A Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) portal created exclusively for Arab audiences will deliver vocational & employability skills to women, youth, persons with disabilities and citizens in rural communities

edX 15 Jul 2014 By edX
EdX and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Labor today announced the launch of an open-platform Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) portal designed to bridge the gap between education and employment in Saudi Arabia and throughout the Arab world. Courses are expected to begin in September 2014 with a first-of-its-kind pilot program for Saudi women, youth, the disabled and citizens in rural communities. Read more about edX | A Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) portal created exclusively for Arab audiences will deliver vocational & employability skills to women, youth, persons with disabilities and citizens in rural communities

EdX CEO Anant Agarwal On The Future Of Online Learning

Forbes 21 Jun 2014 By Rahim Kanani
“We hope to democratize and reimagine education so that anyone, anywhere, regardless of his or her social status or income, can access education,” explained Anant Agarwal, president of edX, the nonprofit enterprise founded by Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to offer courses online. In a wide-ranging interview with Agarwal, we discussed the founding of the organization, key challenges to success, the role of data in measuring student learning, the future of online education and much more. Read more about Forbes | EdX CEO Anant Agarwal On The Future Of Online Learning

How The Digital Classroom is Reinventing Learning

Katie Couric 12 Jun 2014 By Katie Couric
Want to take classes from top professors at schools like Harvard and MIT without the commute - and better yet, without the tuition? Read more about Katie Couric | How The Digital Classroom is Reinventing Learning

The baseball employment revolution: Why thousands have signed up for a free online course

Yahoo! Sports 29 May 2014 By Jeff Passan
Over the past month, since registration opened for the free online course Sabermetrics 101, a 13,464-person army of the curious, the dreamers, the scholarly and all other kinds signed up and turned a clever idea into a rousing success. The course launched Thursday morning. Nerdery went massively mainstream. The world did not end. Read more about Yahoo! Sports | The baseball employment revolution: Why thousands have signed up for a free online course

Q & A with Anant Agarwal

The Harvard Crimson 29 May 2014 By Michael V. Rothberg
Two years ago this month, Harvard and MIT launched edX, a non-profit virtual learning platform to educate people across the globe and shed light on how students learn. To date, the joint venture has attracted dozens of partners, from top-tier research universities to international organizations, as well as more than two million users. Yet questions about the efficacy of online courseware, edX’s rapid growth, and the platform’s financial sustainability remain. Read more about The Harvard Crimson | Q & A with Anant Agarwal

edX At Two and A Course On Cyber-Physical Systems

I Programmer 8 May 2014 By TWB
MOOC provider eDX will shortly be celebrating its second anniversary with a livestream event on Twitter. Meanwhile a new course on embedded systems that emphasizes their cyber-physical nature of has just begun. Read more about I Programmer | edX At Two and A Course On Cyber-Physical Systems

The El Camino, MOOCs, And The Third Platform

Forbes 8 May 2014 By edX Staff
Remember the El Camino? It was a sedan and a pickup truck all in one. It was “a vehicle to go to church in on a Sunday that could carry our pigs to market on Mondays.” But, the El Camino could only fit three people across in the sedan and the cargo space was small. In an attempt to meet the needs of diverse buyers, it ultimately did not meet the needs of any, and was discontinued. Read more about Forbes | The El Camino, MOOCs, And The Third Platform

EdX launches “Positive Behavior Support for Young Children” course by UWashingtonX for free!

thisweekbangalore.com 7 May 2014 By edX Staff
EdX launches the “Positive Behavior Support for Young Children” course by UWashingtonX. Registrations for the courses are open and the course will start on 10th of June, 2014. It will be of 9 weeks in length. And in just 3-4 hours per week you will learn evidence-based practices to support the social and emotional development of infants and young children. Read more about thisweekbangalore.com | EdX launches “Positive Behavior Support for Young Children” course by UWashingtonX for free!

Take Me Out to the MOOC Game With online baseball class, BU enters a new era

BU Today 24 Apr 2014 By Rich Barlow
Baseball’s opening day is behind us, but if you can’t get enough of this spring ritual, you can savor another opening day of sorts May 29, when a baseball-centered class debuts as BU’s first MOOC. Read more about BU Today | Take Me Out to the MOOC Game With online baseball class, BU enters a new era

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