ExtensionEngine Blog

ExtensionEngine.org and the University of the West Indies

In the pursuit of our mission to help every person get a great education, we have created a nonprofit arm of ExtensionEngine, known as ExtensionEngine.org.

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A Filmed Play is not a Movie: Improving Online Learning

Evolution of film making vis a vis online learning

Many early movies were simply filmed plays. Early producers simply applied a new technology to an existing cultural construct. The excitement, lasting for a short period of time, was the simple act of watching a play …

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Adapting the 5 Planes of LXD

A few months ago, I gave a workshop at Harvard University's Innovation Lab entitled “UX Design - An Introduction." The workshop was a good introductory forum for anyone interested in general UX principles and/or getting a better understanding for the process, inputs and deliverables …

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EdTech in Boston

LearnLaunch, one of over 300 organizations in the Boston area committed to promoting innovation in education to improve learning, is hosting an exciting event on April 14. The small gathering will feature …

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Using MOOCs To Expand Your Alumni Network

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Tremendous Turnout for First Open edX Conference

We recently attended the first Open edX Conference, hosted by edX, and are thrilled to say that it was a tremendous success. The conference took place November 18-19th 2014 in Cambridge MA at the Radcliffe Gymnasium. Over 200 people joined the event, from all over the world, including higher education leaders, corporate executives, …

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How MOOCs Can Attract and Retain The Millennial Workforce

We recently came across a survey that took a peek into the mind of the Millennial workforce with regard to training, professional development, and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). It yielded some noteworthy results.

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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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