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Corporate MOOC: Extreme Content Marketing

Tim Mauri wants more people to have weight loss surgery. You see, Tim works in marketing for Ethicon, a Johnson & Johnson medical device company that manufactures, among other things, instruments used for weight loss surgery.

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Why Stanford Has Faith in Open edX [Infographic]

“Open edX could become the Wordpress of the MOOC space: dominant, ubiquitous, and the de facto choice for putting your course online.”

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50% of Universities Will Be Bankrupt in 10-15 Years

"50% of the 4,000 colleges and universities in the US will be bankrupt in 10-15 years". Strong words yet those are just some of the gems that HBS professor Clayton Christensen gives in this talk on disruption in higher education in which he makes this bold predication. Then a panel of 6 presidents of small liberal arts colleges discusses the topic generally followed by Q&A and finally Professor Karen Harpp at Colgate …

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MOOC Video Production Tips From 1944

Dr. Guo and others have done research on MOOC video teaching elements in an effort to better understand student engagement with the end goal of creating best practices to drive improvements in future MOOC courses. The videos that Dr. Guo and others have been looking at are the ones …

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The First MOOC for Surgical Education

As far as I can tell, Ethicon, which is an 80-year old division of Johnson and Johnson, is the first company to offer a MOOC for surgeons and others involved in obesity management. The MOOC is the brain child of Tim Mauri, Marketing Manager at Ethicon who is a self described "online learning enthusiast".

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What is an XBlock?

XBlock is the SDK for the edX MOOC platform. It's a framework that allows the open source software development community to extend and enhance edX to meet future needs and is written in Python2 and is a little of one year old. XBlock is one of the aspects of edX that makes it such a powerful tool.

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More Clicks Fewer Bricks: The Lecture Hall Is Obsolete – A Debate Review

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Open edX 2014 Product Roadmap

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A/B Testing and Online Education

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We're One of the Fastest Growing Companies in Massachusetts

The Boston Business Journal on Wednesday announced the 2014 Pacesetters — an annual list of the fastest-growing private companies in Massachusetts. ExtensionEngine is thrilled to be among them!

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