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#NoBackRow

“Eliminate the back row in education” isn’t just something we say. It’s what drives us to work so hard every single day. Here’s a look at what we’re doing to achieve our mission.

The Latest.

Looking for the latest in education technology? Or to see what’s been happening at 2U? It’s all right here.

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Potential, Unlocked

Each and every one of us has more to learn in order to unlock our full potential. Now, we can.

Nov 16, 2021·Chip Paucek | Anant Agarwal

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How the Lens of Accessibility Is Helping 2U Transform Higher Education

As 2U’s senior director of product accessibility, I’ve made it my mission to advocate for people of all abilities—helping to lay the groundwork for 2U teams to develop more accessible online educational experiences for students, faculty, and our university partners.

Nov 12, 2021·Kevin Blemel

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How Online Graduate Programs Paved Pathways to Opportunity for These Three Learners

Discover how graduate students from George Washington University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and University of Southern California were able to take pivotal steps in their education, careers, and lives with the help of their 2U-powered online degree programs.

Sep 8, 2021·Bannon Puckett

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Our Bold Vision for the Future: From Day One to 2021

We started this company in 2008 to create the world’s best online education. And we’ve been defying the odds ever since.

Aug 9, 2021·Chip Paucek

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How a Small Business Short Course Helped a Student in South Africa Find His COVID Plan B

During our annual Company Meeting, I had the honor of interviewing Hermanus Wiid, an IT compliance officer whose stalled UK visa application left him in limbo without a job after South Africa went into full pandemic lockdown.

Jul 27, 2021·Nazley Brooks

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Industry-Informed Career Workshops: Helping Students Move from Employer-Ready to Employer-Competitive

Driven by deep insights and data-rich feedback from our industry partners, 2U’s Workforce Engagement team has developed a robust career workshop series to help students gain a competitive edge with employers.

Jul 23, 2021·Jennifer K. Henry

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How My Talk with Teachers from Across 2U’s Portfolio Brought Our Learning Ecosystem to Life

For 2U’s 2021 Company Meeting, I facilitated a discussion with three teaching professionals to discuss how they bring a learning-centered approach to life in their classrooms—and how 2U, in turn, helps them feel part of a larger community.

Jul 16, 2021·Nadja Shaw

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Creating a Safe Space for Faculty to Build Their “Emotional Muscle” to Lead Classroom Conversations Around DEI

As 2U’s lead faculty trainer for enrichment, I had always planned to create seminars on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) topics. When last summer’s Black Lives Matter movement led faculty to ask for support in navigating DEI discussions with students, my colleagues and I created a series of workshops on equity and social justice.

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Healing “the Scars of Apartheid”: 2U Community Partner IkamvaYouth Bridges Inequality Gaps in South African Schools

Learn about this mission-driven nonprofit that provides critical academic tutoring, career guidance, and psycho-social support services to disadvantaged high school students across South Africa. So far in 2021, nearly three dozen 2U Cape Town employees have joined its volunteer mentor program.

Jul 9, 2021·Bannon Puckett

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2U and edX: Expanding Access and Ushering in a New Era of Online Learning

For the past 13 years, 2U has been on a journey of eliminating the back row in higher education. Today marks one of the most significant milestones in that journey and in the evolution and growth of online education.

Jun 29, 2021·Chip Paucek

Learn more about us.

At 2U, we’re on a mission—to eliminate the back row in higher education and help universities thrive in the digital age. To learn more about us, follow the links below.