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Using Open edX for online training to generate revenue or create impact [Webinar Recap]

ExtensionEngine teamed up with Jennifer Gormley, Senior Director, Product at McKinsey Academy to present a webinar on “Using Open edX for online training to generate revenue or create impact.”

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Online Learning Insights from the University of Chicago

It’s always gratifying to read an article that validates your position and provides evidence that you have, indeed, been making the right decisions and are providing a valuable and much-needed service.

For us, one such publication is a recent white paper, Report on Coursera online course for University of Chicago and Booth School of Business written by John H. Cochrane. The white paper enumerates various “lessons learned” from Cochrane’s venture into online course development as he adapted a Ph.D. level course, Asset Pricing, for the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) environment.

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ExtensionEngine Presents at Wharton's Inaugural Business Education Online Learning Summit

Last week, a diverse crowd from four continents, 25 institutions and 26 corporations gathered to attend the inaugural Business Education Online Learning Summit

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Canvas & edX vs. Custom Learning Experiences - A UX/UI Designer’s Perspective

Canvas and edX cater to learning for the masses and it’s no surprise that their UX/UI (user experience and user interface) matches this approach. But what are the key UI/UX elements that make up MOOCs (massive open online courses) on these platforms? 

The challenge comes when you want to do something that strays from this learning path or alter the navigation items.

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Getting Started with Adaptive Learning Recap

Recently we hosted a webinar featuring panelists who are committee leaders of the Open edX Adaptive Working Group. More about the working group can be found here. The panel consisted of leaders at prominent organizations like edX, McKinsey, and the MIT Lincoln Laboratory.  We asked panelists a series of questions relating to adaptive learning, including their motivations for implementing adaptive learning projects, challenges they’ve seen along the way, and best practices for getting started. 

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We're Sponsoring the 2016 Open edX Conference

We're excited to sponsor the 2016 Open edX Conference at Stanford University from June  14-16.

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The edX family of learning platforms

By now we have all heard of edX—one of the major organizations who make MOOCs available to anyone who wants to take them. Courses on edX run on a codebase that is highly related to that of its two other platforms, one called edX Edge and the other—an open source version of the codebase—called Open edX.

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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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