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Ed School Launches Self-Help Course on HarvardX

The Harvard Crimson 28 Mar 2014 By Michael V. Rothberg
The Graduate School of Education launched its first course through the online education platform HarvardX on Tuesday. The new course—GSE1x: “Unlocking the Immunity to Change: A New Approach to Personal Improvement”—will focus on helping people achieve their personal goals through online videos, interactive elements, and forums. Read more about The Harvard Crimson | Ed School Launches Self-Help Course on HarvardX

Anant Agarwal on the future of EdX and a key new hire

Boston Business Journal 24 Mar 2014 By Mary Moore
EdX has hired ex-Vistaprint executive Wendy Cebula as its president and COO. The nonprofit online learning platform has grown tremendously in two years and it's time to beef up the management team, according to Anant Agarwal, who has been serving as EdX's president and now will become its CEO. Read more about Boston Business Journal | Anant Agarwal on the future of EdX and a key new hire

EdX Appoints Wendy Cebula as President and COO

edX 24 Mar 2014 By edX
Former Vistaprint executive brings proven ability to drive and manage high-growth enterprises from early stage to significant global scale Cambridge, MA – March 24, 2014 – EdX, the nonprofit online learning initiative, today announced the appointment of Wendy Cebula as the company’s president and chief operating officer. Ms. Cebula will assume the day-to-day management and oversight of the nonprofit’s operations, while current president  Anant Agarwal will become edX’s CEO, focusing on its strategic direction, growth and partnerships. Read more about edX | EdX Appoints Wendy Cebula as President and COO

Transitions How Do You Say 'MOOC' in Arabic?

Foreign Policy 11 Mar 2014 By Mohamed El Dahshan
"Massive Online Open Courses," abbreviated "MOOCs," are being hailed as a potentially revolutionary development in education. Is the Arab World about to miss out? So far, there's only one such course offered in Arabic — and it's taught by Israel's Technion. Read more about Foreign Policy | Transitions How Do You Say 'MOOC' in Arabic?

India hops onto MOOC bandwagon

The Hindu Business Line 11 Mar 2014 By Navadha Pandey
Who doesn’t want Ivy League education? But, in a country like India where demand for quality education far exceeds the supply, there are neither enough slots for qualified students nor adequate financial aid. Read more about The Hindu Business Line | India hops onto MOOC bandwagon

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

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

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

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