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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

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

edX, Facebook to partner to create free social education mobile app for students in Rwanda

Boston.com 24 Feb 2014 By Matt Rocheleau
Cambridge-based online education nonprofit edX is partnering with Facebook, other companies and the government of Rwanda to launch SocialEDU, a pilot initiative that will give students in the African country free access to a social learning platform via Internet-enabled mobile devices. Read more about Boston.com | edX, Facebook to partner to create free social education mobile app for students in Rwanda

Facebook reveals online education app for Rwanda

CNN 24 Feb 2014 By Irene Chapple
Facebook is helping to roll out a pilot online education program in Rwanda, as part of its pitch to bring internet to the unconnected world. Dubbed SocialEDU, the new initiative was revealed at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona Monday and comes the same day as the social media giant's founder Mark Zuckerberg gives a keynote speech at the event. Read more about CNN | Facebook reveals online education app for Rwanda

edX and Facebook Team Up to Offer Free Education in Rwanda

Chronicle of Higher Education 24 Feb 2014 By Lawrence Biemiller
The nonprofit online-learning organization edX will work with Facebook and two other companies to provide free, localized education to students in Rwanda on “affordable” smart phones, Facebook and edX said on Monday. edX, a provider of massive open online courses that was founded by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will help create a mobile teaching app that is integrated with Facebook and “optimized for a low-bandwidth environment.” As part of the program, called SocialEDU, edX will also work with the Rwandan government to adapt materials for a pilot course. Read more about Chronicle of Higher Education | edX and Facebook Team Up to Offer Free Education in Rwanda

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