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Engaging Alumni and Students Using Online Education Technology

Engaging Alumni and Students Using Online Education Technology | EdTechX | Scoop.it
Small, undergraduate liberal arts colleges like Colgate University can take advantage of technologies used in MOOCs (traditionally offered by larger research universities) to create limited, private online courses designed to engage students and...
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The digital revolution in higher education has already happened. No one noticed.

The digital revolution in higher education has already happened. No one noticed. | EdTechX | Scoop.it
The digital revolution in higher education has happened.
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Writing an RFP for a MOOC

Writing an RFP for a MOOC | EdTechX | Scoop.it
At ExtensionEngine, we see lots of RFPs. MOOCs (and online classes, generally) are what we do, so we thought a few guidelines would help these organizations put together an RFP that covers what needs to be covered.
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Join us at the Open edX Conference in October 2015

Join us at the Open edX Conference in October 2015 | EdTechX | Scoop.it
Here at ExtensionEngine, we are quite excited about the Open edX platform, the community of developers and users, and our role in both.
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Is Competency-Based Education Finally Becoming Mainstream?

Is Competency-Based Education Finally Becoming Mainstream? | EdTechX | Scoop.it
Competency-based education is still in it's fledgling stage, but more and more collaborative projects are helping institutions eager to get involved.
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Why Is Measuring Learning So Difficult? A Video Conversation

Why Is Measuring Learning So Difficult? A Video Conversation | EdTechX | Scoop.it
This post was originally published on EdTech Researcher. Here is a new video from EDUCAUSE with four experts and me addressing the question, “Why is measuring learning difficult?” Some good reflections on learning analytics, data, MOOCs, testing, pyschometrics, and more. I think the video has a nice balance of humility and optimism. Learning is much more complex than we can ever really pin down, but... Read More about Why Is Measuring Learning So Difficult? A Video Conversation
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Office of Digital Learning announces MITx Grant Program recipients - MIT News

Office of Digital Learning announces MITx Grant Program recipients - MIT News | EdTechX | Scoop.it
Office of Digital Learning announces MITx Grant Program recipients
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Announcing Mitchel Resnick as Open edX Con Keynote Speaker

Announcing Mitchel Resnick as Open edX Con Keynote Speaker | EdTechX | Scoop.it
We are thrilled to announce that Mitchel Resnick, educator, technologist, and developer of Scratch, will deliver a keynote address to Open edX Con 2015 on Monday, October 12th.
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Universities As Innovators That Have Difficulty Adopting Their Own Changes -

Universities As Innovators That Have Difficulty Adopting Their Own Changes - | EdTechX | Scoop.it
By Phil HillMore Posts (349) George Siemens made an excellent point in his recent blog post after his White House meeting. I’m getting exceptionally irritated with the narrative of higher education is broken and universities haven’t changed. This is one … Continue reading →
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I took Harvard Business School's new pre-MBA course online -- and it is definitely worth the 150 hours and $1,500

I took Harvard Business School's new pre-MBA course online  --  and it is definitely worth the 150 hours and $1,500 | EdTechX | Scoop.it

With so many free online courses covering the same topics from schools like Wharton and Stanford, the $US1,500 price can seem unnecessarily steep. But after spending around 150 hours on the course, I can say it’s definitely worth it for a certain kind of customer, because in just three months you’ll learn the fundamentals of business and receive a pre-MBA equivalent of an HBS executive certificate.

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Women AREN'T in Tech, but they ARE in EdTech... Why?

Women AREN'T in Tech, but they ARE in EdTech... Why? | EdTechX | Scoop.it
With contributing author Cat McManus, Penn GSE Doctoral Candidate.  The topic of women in technology has been much discussed over the last few years; more precisely, the problem of not enough women in technology has been much debated. Some cite the pipeline as the issue; others argue culture (particularly “brogrammer” culture) is [...]
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Canvas Commons: Like an Ice Cream Social for Learning Resources

Canvas Commons: Like an Ice Cream Social for Learning Resources | EdTechX | Scoop.it
Since the launch of Canvas Commons nearly a year ago, more than 660 schools have enabled the LOR in their Canvas instance, sharing 12,600 learning resources and making more than 800 of those publicly available. As the rate of shared resources within Commons increases by 50 percent each month, our team remains focused on the big question: What makes Canvas users happy?
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>660 schools have enabled the LOR in their Canvas instance, sharing 12.6K learning resources & making >800 of those public

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Open Thoughts on Media Day at HarvardX

Open Thoughts on Media Day at HarvardX | EdTechX | Scoop.it
Nearly 80% of MIT’s campus students use the edX platform
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"Nearly 80% of MIT's campus students use the edX platform" and other insights from the HarvardX media day

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Better Residential Learning Is The True Innovation of MOOCs

Better Residential Learning Is The True Innovation of MOOCs | EdTechX | Scoop.it
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This week the edX community is being graciously hosted by Georgetown University to discuss our initiatives in open online learning.
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XBlock Directory Demo

The XBlock Directory is a marketplace for sharing and discovering XBlocks, learning tools that extend the Open edX platform. Developed by ExtensionEngine ...
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Open edX Universities Symposium

Open edX Universities Symposium | EdTechX | Scoop.it
As this panel wraps up, I want to invite those present at #lwmoocs to join us at the Open edX Universities Symposium http://t.co/p5B5j4m7yL
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Can MOOCs make the grade for federal training?

Can MOOCs make the grade for federal training? | EdTechX | Scoop.it
Massive open online courses can offer specialized IT instruction on a flexible schedule and on the cheap. That may not always mesh with government's preference for structure and certification, however.
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In a word, "YES"

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As Coursera Evolves, Colleges Stay On and Investors Buy In

As Coursera Evolves, Colleges Stay On and Investors Buy In | EdTechX | Scoop.it

Three years ago everyone was talking about Coursera, which had begun partnering with some of the world’s most elite colleges to offer free courses. There was overheated hype, as pundits speculated that it could be a magic bullet to bring down college costs. 

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Universities stick with @Coursera because it helps them acquire more and higher quality applicants. A decidedly sustaining innovation in higher ed...

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The maturing of MOOCs

The maturing of MOOCs | EdTechX | Scoop.it
In a question-and-answer session, the researchers behind the edX platform reflect on the risks, rewards, and changes in online learning.
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Fascinating interview with senior faculty at HarvardX and MITx on the maturing of MOOCs

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SXSWedu 2016: Time to Vote!

SXSWedu 2016: Time to Vote! | EdTechX | Scoop.it
SXSWedu is one of our favorite events of the year, and we’ve had the pleasure of attending and participating on panels at SXSWedu for the last three years.
Help edX join fellow educators, innovators, technologists and learners at SXSWedu 2016.
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Practical Guidance from MOOC Research: Learning Beyond the Platform

Practical Guidance from MOOC Research: Learning Beyond the Platform | EdTechX | Scoop.it
Insights from interviews with MOOC students offer new ideas for how activities within MOOC platforms can support learning outside those spaces.
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Blending Learning for the Non-Traditional, “Traditional” Undergraduate

Blending Learning for the Non-Traditional, “Traditional” Undergraduate | EdTechX | Scoop.it
By Brian Fleming, Senior Analyst Historically, online degree programs have never attracted large numbers of “traditional” undergraduate students. The 2015 Eduventures Prospective Survey of over 20,000 college-bound high school students confirms...
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Open edX: An edX partner perspective by John Zornig

Open edX is an open source MOOC platform. It powers courses on edx.org and those of the many adopters of the Open edX platform. Open edX is a complex platfor...
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Great insight into the @edxonline vs @openedx platform from an edX partner perspective

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On-Campus Impacts of MOOCs at Duke University

On-Campus Impacts of MOOCs at Duke University | EdTechX | Scoop.it
EDUCAUSE Review Online
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MOOCs having a huge impact on-campus at Duke University

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College can be made more affordable and more accessible–here’s how

Massive open online courses can provide quality courses, often for free, to anyone with an internet connection.
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