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50% of Universities will be Bankrupt in 10-15 years, a Second Look

One of our most popular posts this summer was “50% of Universities Will Be Bankrupt in 10-15 years”. This article was a summary of one of Clayton Christensen’s talks on Disruptive Innovation. As a follow-up, we wanted to take a deeper look into one of the famous charts.

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An Inside Look At HarvardX: The Building Of A MOOC

Recently, several of us attended the HarvardX open-house. It was a great experience to get a first hand look at their operation. Specifically, we were inspired to learn how they are able to combine leading edge talent and resources to craft a MOOC creation machine.

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edX High School Initiative Promises To Bridge College Readiness Gap

In response to growing concern that students are entering colleges and universities without adequate academic preparation, edX has launched a High School Initiative, which provides 27 entry-level courses. edX and its funders have reason to believe …

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The TLDR of MOOCs, a summary by ExtensionEngine

A few weeks ago, we posted a summary of the Putting MOOCs to Work webinar presented by the research firm Bersin by Deloitte, which has started a working group on Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).

Recently, the same working group …

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Rethinking Learning in the Digital Age

In this interesting video entitled “Rethinking Learning in the Digital Age”, Mitchel Resnick, the LEGO Papert Professor of Learning Research at MIT’s Media Lab, took a look at whether digital technologies …

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xMOOC vs cMOOC? A glossary of common MOOC terms part 2

As part of our effort to orient those for whom MOOCs are relevant, we have begun compiling a list of terms in the rapidly expanding fields of education and technology related to MOOCs. Our first list was a big hit.

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Putting MOOCs to Work Recap [Infographic]

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With rapid growth in the number of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and students, …

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Will MOOCs Burst the Higher Ed Bubble [Video]

Our Director of Instructional Design, Nathan Benjamin discusses if and how MOOCs will disrupt higher education. Additionally, he cites two programs institutions can adopt to transcend the coming turbulence. Stay tuned for more video updates from Nathan, …

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Open edX SXSWedu Panel Picker, Vote Now!

We are proposing the following panel for the 2015 SXSWedu, and need your vote!

In 2013, edX.org open sourced its technology with the goal of educating 1 billion students. This session will discuss how Open edX can become the platform of the future for online education.

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Reconciling Scale and Quality in Education


There has been considerable excitement over the potential for massive open online courses (MOOCs) to provide education for unlimited numbers of students and at low cost. Over the past 400 years, …

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