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Furqan Nazeeri

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Overview of Open edX

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Student For Life

Huge forces are at play in higher education these days that are driving changes faster than at anytime before. The most obvious and striking change in education is the cost, which has more than doubled in the past 30 years when adjusted for inflation.

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Demographic Differences in How Students Navigate Through MOOCs

New research recently published by Dr. Guo at the University of Rochester and Dr. Reinecke at the University of Michigan looks at data from over 100,000 students who took edX courses in the fall of 2012 and was able to draw some valuable conclusions on design changes to MOOCs in general that will improve the platforms.

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We're one of America's Fastest-Growing Companies

Inc. Magazine today listed ExtensionEngine on its sixth annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. We have been included on the list four out of the past five years(would have been all five, but we were growing so fast we forgot to apply one year). We're also one of the top 100 Massachusetts Companies.

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Accuracy & Precision

In common usage, we often use accuracy and precision interchangeably to mean "exact" but in the world of project management (and certainly math) they mean very different things. The dart board images above illustrate the difference between the two concepts. The first thing you notice is that data can be simultaneously high …

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The Perfect Gift

Last week my 6-year old son came home from school with an "essay" in response to an assignment to "describe the perfect gift." He wrote:

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A Culture of Creativity & Getting Stuff Done

I often get asked, "what's Croatia like" which launches me into an effusive description of the land, the people, the economy and the culture. The facts about Croatia are interesting:

  • Population: 4.4 million
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UX Design: An Introduction

User Experience (UX) is more than creating a slick web page. It's about understanding your users and aligning their behaviors, goals and motivations with your business strategy. This presentation by ExtensionEngine Creative Director Scout Stevenson at the Harvard Innovation Lab outlines best practices surrounding the process and deliverables that are vital components for creating a positive web and mobile user experiences.

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HBS Launches New Ventures Competition

Harvard Business School recently launched its fourth annual alumni new ventures competition. I'm a huge fan of this competition having been a finalists judge the past two years and co-chair of the Boston chapter of the competition. What sets this competition apart from the plethora of others is its global reach, the scale of the enterprises that compete and the vast resources made available to all the competitors. The competition has two tracks: one for social ventures and another for for-profit businesses.

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Social Entrepreneurship at Harvard

Come join the launch of the second President’s Challenge at Harvard! Professor David Edwards of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences will be speaking on the promise of social entrepreneurship. There will be food served, and students from across the University will be here to share ideas, find teams, and generally mix it up.

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