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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 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

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

Harvard, MIT Launch MOOC Student Visualization Tools

Inside Higher Ed 21 Feb 2014 By edX Staff
Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the two institutions behind the massive open online course provider edX, on Thursday released a set of tools that visualize the age, gender, location and level of education of their almost 2 million MOOC users. Read more about Inside Higher Ed | Harvard, MIT Launch MOOC Student Visualization Tools

Can Online Academics Compete With Lecture Halls?

Bloomberg 19 Feb 2014 By edX Staff
A video interview with the president of edX, who discussed online courses and the impact they are having on higher education. Read more about Bloomberg | Can Online Academics Compete With Lecture Halls?

University of Tokyo Joins edX

The Harvard Crimson 19 Feb 2014 By Michael V. Rothberg
The University of Tokyo joined edX on Tuesday, becoming the 32nd institution to partner with the online education platform, which was created by Harvard and MIT in May 2012. Read more about The Harvard Crimson | University of Tokyo Joins edX

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