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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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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

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Zooming in on Hispanic-Serving Institutions—and New HSI Partners Ready to Close the Tech Gap with Netflix

The Latina/o/x community remains vastly underrepresented in a number of key areas, including education. The new partnerships that 2U and Netflix are embarking on with Marymount University and St. Edward’s University are part of a proven strategy to help increase diversity in the tech sector.

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Celebrating the International Rescue Committee and Supporting Their Learning Needs Ahead of World Refugee Day

The IRC works tirelessly to bring more awareness and support to the day of June 20, designated by the United Nations as World Refugee Day. At 2U, we’re honored to extend our partnership with this global humanitarian organization and shine a spotlight on some of the IRC’s scholarship recipients.

Jun 18, 2021·Rebecca Gallagher

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Youth Day in South Africa: The Young Unsung Heroes of 1976 and How Their Memory Inspires My Work Today

June 16 in our country is Youth Day, when we celebrate the spirit of today’s South African youth and remember brave young souls from our not-so-distant past, whose sacrifices paved the way for a more equal education system. There is still much work to be done.

Jun 16, 2021·Malikah Moosa

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Three Veterans Successfully Step Beyond the Battlefield with a Short Course, Boot Camp, and MBA

Discover three inspiring veterans from the U.S. Army, National Guard, and NATO whose experiences in 2U-powered programs helped them chart the next successful step in their careers.

May 28, 2021·Bannon Puckett

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.