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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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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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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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Meet the Developers Behind the Online Education Revolution [Video]

ExtensionEngine has over 150 developers working on some of the world's leading online education platforms. In our video below, shot on location in Split Croatia, several of our developers discuss what it is like to be part of the online education revolution.

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