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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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6 Ways to Be a Better Connector

In his international bestseller, The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell describes Connectors as the people in a community who know large numbers of other people and are in the habit of making introductions. Gladwell attributes the success of Connectors to the fact that "their ability to span many different worlds is a function of something intrinsic to their personality, some combination of curiosity, self-confidence, sociability, and energy."

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Accuracy & Precision

In common usage, we often use accuracy and precision interchangeably to mean "exact" but in the world of project management (and certainly math) they mean very different things. The dart board images above illustrate the difference between the two concepts. The first thing you notice is that data can be simultaneously high …

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The Most Important Word in Hebrew

With today's global workforce, cultural differences in the workplace can be a challenge. Words or gestures can mean different things to different people, certain things are more or less appropriate to do,

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The Perfect Gift

Last week my 6-year old son came home from school with an "essay" in response to an assignment to "describe the perfect gift." He wrote:

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