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Create amazing online learning with no headaches and no revenue sharing

We help organizations create online learning experiences with no headaches and no revenue sharing. We are not an OPM provider (such as 2U) because we are not in the business of running your admissions program or sharing your revenue...but we do make your visions of an amazing online program …

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Online teaching can be personal

Online teaching is not face-to-face teaching. It provides a different, not always superior and not always inferior, experience for teachers and learners. The sooner faculty, staff, and administration come to this opinion, the better off students will be.

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Improve the applicant pool quality and intention-to-attend

Beyond a college’s faculty, its lifeblood is its student body. This is built, piece-by-piece, by a series of applicant pools that yield matriculated students. Thus, better applicant pools will, over time, result in a better student body.

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Improving alumni engagement

For many colleges the point at which it differentiates itself is the quality of its faculty and its curriculum. Historically, the only way for a college to expose its alumni to its faculty was to get the alumni back to campus on homecoming weekend.

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MOOCs & open source learning platform trending up

While the MOOC hype stage is definitely over, we have clearly moved into the productive stage where companies and higher ed are just quietly using the tool productively. Not only are MOOCs gaining in acceptance, the Open edX platform is a freely available open source learning platform for any organization who wants to create their own courses. What might you do with it?

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Building a community at the Open edX Conference 2015

As lead sponsor for the Open edX Conference 2015, we were thrilled at the turnout and the energy from such a diverse attendance — global attendance, higher ed & industry, IT consultants & internal IT staff. Clearly there is much excitement and activity around the Open edX platform.

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Writing an RFP for a MOOC

At ExtensionEngine, we see lots of RFPs. MOOCs (and online classes, generally) are what we do, so we thought a few guidelines would help these organizations put together an RFP that covers what needs to be covered. Here are our top 10 recommendations …

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Join us at the Open edX Conference in October 2015

Here at ExtensionEngine, we are quite excited about the Open edX platform, the community of developers and users, and our role in both. In case you don’t know, Open edX is a free and open source course management system (CMS) originally developed by edX as a joint venture between Harvard and MIT.

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Succeeding online requires planning and an understanding of student needs

Earlier this week The EvoLLLution posted an interview with Furqan Nazeeri, a partner here at ExtensionEngine. The site describes itself as “an online newspaper exclusively for and by those who understand higher education best.”

Here is their summary of the article:

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Call for input into Open edX Adaptive Working Group

As we recently described, Open edX recently launched the Adaptive Learning Working Group. All of its members are tasked in the next couple of weeks to put together a set of use cases for adaptive learning within the Open edX platform (and, thus, at edX.org) …

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