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Anytime, Anywhere: The Future of Online and Hybrid Learning

In honor of National Education Week, the Lumina Foundation sponsored an event at Washington DC’s 1776, a startup incubator on 15th Street. The event, “Online and Hybrid: The Future of Learning Anytime, Anywhere,” included a panel of experts in education technologies, including John J. DeGioia, …

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Improve your College Ranking with MOOCs

The 2015 U.S. News and World Report college rankings were recently released, an annual event anticipated not only by administrators and faculty but also by students and alumni. Student interest is a no brainer: attending a top school can lead to a more desirable first job and greases the skids for long-term career success.

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Improving Learner Engagement with MOOC Analytics

Since the creation of edX in 2012, and then Open edX in 2013, thousands of MOOCs have been created, subsequently creating billions of datapoints. We feel attracting new learners to MOOCs is no longer the main focus.

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Can MOOCs Accelerate Your Corporate Onboarding Program?

There isn’t a business with a training department that isn’t constantly looking for a quicker, more effective way to onboard. Essentially, businesses want a new employee to become a net-positive contributor as fast as possible.

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Going MOOC: Getting Faculty Buy In

So your institution is thinking of offering some MOOCs. Great idea! There are a number of benefits to “going MOOC,” not the least of which is what Massive Open Online Courses can do for an institution’s branding. It doesn’t hurt your reputation one bit to have your courses listed alongside those of Harvard, Stanford and MIT.

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The Evolution Of Learning Technology And Education In The Information Age

For the last hundred years, many technologies have promised to revolutionize education. Historically, these technologies increased the reach of courses, at the expense of quality. However, MOOCs could perhaps be the first platform …

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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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