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LXD: 10 Things To Know About Learner Experience Design

With the rise in educational apps, corporate e-learning and online degree programs, our UX team is faced with new and exciting challenges designing experiences that are focused on how people learn.

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Student For Life

Huge forces are at play in higher education these days that are driving changes faster than at anytime before. The most obvious and striking change in education is the cost, which has more than doubled in the past 30 years when adjusted for inflation.

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Customizing Education

Picture a typical classroom of 20+ students staring at a chalkboard with a frazzled teacher at the helm. What if classrooms weren't defined by messy chalkboards and boring textbooks? A new wave of educational tools is coming and we'll no longer be limited by traditional learning methods.

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A/B Testing and Online Education

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Demographic Differences in How Students Navigate Through MOOCs

New research recently published by Dr. Guo at the University of Rochester and Dr. Reinecke at the University of Michigan looks at data from over 100,000 students who took edX courses in the fall of 2012 and was able to draw some valuable conclusions on design changes to MOOCs in general that will improve the platforms.

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We're One of the Fastest Growing Companies in Massachusetts

The Boston Business Journal on Wednesday announced the 2014 Pacesetters — an annual list of the fastest-growing private companies in Massachusetts. ExtensionEngine is thrilled to be among them!

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8 Inspirational UX/UI Examples


In my last post, I discussed my experience at the Boston Festival of Indie Games (F.I.G) and Adobe’s Create Now Tour. At both events I discovered different types of inspirational UX/UI examples that I’d like to share.

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Reaping What You Sow

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We're one of America's Fastest-Growing Companies

Inc. Magazine today listed ExtensionEngine on its sixth annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. We have been included on the list four out of the past five years(would have been all five, but we were growing so fast we forgot to apply one year). We're also one of the top 100 Massachusetts Companies.

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Client Spotlight: State of Rhode Island

We're thrilled to be working with the State of RI on an app that will help combat unemployment and support lifelong learning.

In partnership with the Rhode Island Department of Education and numerous state agencies, we're creating a web-based portal that will help RI residents assess their skills and access targeted learning and employment resources.

The new app will be available later this year on WaytogoRI.org, Rhode Island's source for college and career planning.

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