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EdX Members Top the QS World University Rankings. This week QS released its QS World University Rankings® 2015/16 and edX founders MIT and Harvard University top the list in the number one and number two spots. In fact, in addition to the top two spots, five of the world’s top 10 universities are edX members, including California Institute of Technology (Caltech), ETH Zurich – Swiss...

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Davidson College, in partnership with the College Board and edX, has created a suite of free, instructional modules addressing the most challenging concepts in Advanced Placement (AP) subjects; the initiative – which launched July 22nd on edX.org – is called Davidson Next. These modules are designed to help students master difficult concepts in the AP curriculum (as defined by 2011–13 AP exam data), while also...

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More than a decade ago, I was already designing and delivering e-Learning and blended learning courses at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) through a master degree program delivered via substantial e-activities. When PolyU embarked on the MOOC journey in May 2014, my team was given the opportunity to develop the first MOOC on edX under HKPolyUx. At the time, I thought this endeavor would...

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By Joshua Kim, Director of Digital Learning Initiatives at the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning This post originally ran on Inside Higher Ed blog on July 16. A primary reason that we are dipping our toes into open online learning at my institution is to create opportunities for experimentation. There is something that is liberating about free. What we earn from providing zero cost educational opportunities for lifelong learners...

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Overall participation in HarvardX and MITx MOOCs remains substantial and average growth has been steady. This report explores how diverse audiences — including explorers, teachers-as-learners, and residential students — use MOOCs and provide opportunities to advance the principles on which HarvardX and MITx were founded: access, research, and residential education.​ This post originally ran on Education Week on April 1, 2015. Today, my colleagues and I from the HarvardX and MITx...

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