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

Financial Times 9 Mar 2014 By Adam 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. Read more about Financial Times | Moocs: Young students from developing countries are still in the minority

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

Arstechnica 8 Mar 2014 By Megan 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. Read more about Arstechnica | $2,400 “Introduction to Linux” course will be free and online this summer

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

Venture Beat Profiles 6 Mar 2014 By Barry 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. Read more about Venture Beat Profiles | This summer, you can learn Linux free & online from Harvard & MIT

EdX Announces New Membership Structure; Expands edx.org

edX 6 Mar 2014 By edX
Growing demand from foundations, NGOs, businesses and universities to offer courses on edx.org has prompted the nonprofit to expand its membership model Smithsonian, Linux Foundation, Inter-American Development Bank and Osaka University among new members joining the non-profit online learning community Cambridge, MA – March 6, 2014 – EdX, the not-for-profit online learning initiative composed of the 32 charter members of the xConsortium, today announced a new expanded membership structure that will enable additional universities and colleges, foundations and other global organizations to join the edX community. These new members will supplement the distinguished group of colleges and universities that currently make up the xConsortium. The expansion comes in response to increasing demand from edX students for a broader array of courses, along with growing interest from academic and non-academic institutions to offer a diverse set of high quality courses to a global audience on edx.org and through the expanding network of edX open source partners. Read more about edX | EdX Announces New Membership Structure; Expands edx.org

Colgate University, Hamilton College partnering with online course network edX

syracuse.com 6 Mar 2014 By Dave 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. Read more about syracuse.com | Colgate University, Hamilton College partnering with online course network edX

EdX expands range of institutions that can offer free online courses

engadget 6 Mar 2014 By Jon 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. Read more about engadget | EdX expands range of institutions that can offer free online courses

Linux Foundation to offer introductory Linux MOOC on edX

PCWorld 5 Mar 2014 By Fred O'Connor
The Linux Foundation will offer a Linux development course on edX, the massive open online course (MOOC) platform developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University. The move is part of an edX effort, announced Thursday, to expand its course offerings to include content from nonacademic institutions. All edX content previously came from the nonprofit’s 32 member schools, which include the University of California, Berkeley; Dartmouth College and McGill University. Read more about PCWorld | Linux Foundation to offer introductory Linux MOOC on edX

Huge headcount for everyday thinking

The Australian 3 Mar 2014 By edX Staff
A COURSE in everyday thinking has attracted the kind of student numbers that universities don't see every day. More than 70,000 people from around the world have signed up for a University of Queensland course in the "science of everyday thinking," which begins today. Read more about The Australian | Huge headcount for everyday thinking

EdX, Facebook, Rwanda, and WhatsApp

Inside Higher Ed 3 Mar 2014 By Joshua Kim
In 5 years we will look back on February 2014 as important moment in the evolution of technology. The edX announcement of its partnership with Facebook to collaborate on SocialEDU will mark the beginning of an era when the tech world finally woke up to the edtech potential of the emerging world. Read more about Inside Higher Ed | EdX, Facebook, Rwanda, and WhatsApp

EdX, Facebook Team Up for Rwandan Students

Inside Higher Ed 25 Feb 2014 By edX Staff
Amid the flood of new gadgets unveiled at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Monday announced a partnership with the massive open online course provider edX to offer free courses in Rwanda. Read more about Inside Higher Ed | EdX, Facebook Team Up for Rwandan Students

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