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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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The TLDR of MOOCs, a summary by ExtensionEngine

A few weeks ago, we posted a summary of the Putting MOOCs to Work webinar presented by the research firm Bersin by Deloitte, which has started a working group on Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).

Recently, the same working group …

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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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xMOOC vs cMOOC? Defining Common MOOC Terms

Over the past few years, the fields of education and technology have rapidly expanded.

Along with this expansion came a myriad of new lexicons, terms, and acronyms— many related to MOOCs.

One of the common questions I see about these MOOC terms is: What is an xMOOC vs. a cMOOC?

Here's the difference between the two:

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Putting MOOCs to Work Recap [Infographic]

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With rapid growth in the number of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and students, …

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Will MOOCs Burst the Higher Ed Bubble [Video]

Our Director of Instructional Design, Nathan Benjamin discusses if and how MOOCs will disrupt higher education. Additionally, he cites two programs institutions can adopt to transcend the coming turbulence. Stay tuned for more video updates from Nathan, …

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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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Thinking about Building a MOOC? [Infographic]

Two years ago, the New York Times cited 2012 as the "Year of the MOOC". That same year, EDUCAUSE released a report titled, . "What Campus Leaders Need to Know About MOOCs" We recently investigated their report this month, …

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