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Candace Hazlett

in MOOC Research

An edX SPOC as the Online Backbone of a Flipped College Course

I set out to use the edX 7.00x MOOC The Secret of Life to provide content to support flipping my General Biology I (Bio 111) course at UMass Boston. In this flipped class, students watch lectures and work problems online to prepare for class sessions that consist of problem solving and application. To support this format, I have restructured the content of the 7.00x MOOC...

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18 Dec 2013
in Learner News

ETH Zurich Joins edX

We are proud to welcome one of the top international universities for technology and the natural science to our ranks. Global leader ETH Zurich joins edX as our 30th xConsortium member. ETH Zurich is dedicated to imparting knowledge to society at large. Over the last 17 years they have produced 80 new patent applications each year and over 260 spin-off companies. As a university they...

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10 Dec 2013
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Making a MOOC Personal

The enrollment of all HarvardX courses in early November 2013 exceeded 770,000 students. At registration, every student had to answer a simple question: “why are you taking a class?” In the open text format, students could write anything and make it as long or as short as they wanted. The illustration above shows, a word cloud, their learning goals. At HarvardX, Harvard University’s online and...

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09 Dec 2013
in Learner News

EdX Working with College Board and Davidson College to Develop Online AP Modules

Today we are pleased to announce an exciting collaboration with the College Board and Davidson College to design and deliver a suite of online modules for use by high schools in AP calculus, macroeconomics, and physics courses. About five percent of edX students are high school age, and they enjoy the challenge of taking courses from the colleges and universities who are part of our...

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05 Dec 2013
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EdX and LinkedIn – A Simple Way to Showcase Achievement

             Everyday we see the dedication our students bring to their coursework. We are often inspired by how much time and effort they put into successfully completing their course and earning a certificate. With this in mind, we’re pleased to announce a new collaboration with LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network, to make it easier for edX students to share...

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14 Nov 2013
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24.00x: New Approach to Age-Old Questions

Caspar Hare’s 24.00x: Intro to Philosophy, is one in a small minority of humanities MOOCs emerging worldwide. Though little more than a week has passed since its course launch, 24.00x is tasking tens of thousands of learners worldwide to reason with some of the biggest philosophical questions of our time, including “How do we prove (or disprove) the existence of God?” Unlike his residential course...

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13 Nov 2013
in Learner News, Open edX

Stanford and edX Collaborate on Open Source edX Platform

When we launched edX with Harvard and MIT, one of our core beliefs was that the online learning platform we were building should be freely available to students and institutions everywhere. This belief went beyond the open access typical of massively open online courses (MOOCs). Not only did we believe our courses should be freely available, we wanted the platform technology itself to be open...

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13 Nov 2013
in MOOC Research

edX’s First Course Research Highlights

This month, we were delighted to release preliminary findings from our yearlong investigation of the first edX class, 6.002x. The findings appeared in the online journal “Research & Practice in Assessment” (RPA) in its special summer 2013 issue on MOOCs. You can download our paper here.  From the birth of edX, it has been clear that the institutional mission included research into learning and using...

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13 Nov 2013
in Learner News

IMF and edX Join Forces to Pilot Online Economics and Financial Courses

Today we are pleased to announce a collaboration and pilot program with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to deliver financial education courses the edX platform. This collaboration will help extend the reach of the IMF’s training courses in macroeconomics and finance to governments and the public, and move edX forward in our mission to provide quality educational opportunities to anyone, anywhere. Pilots of the first...

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13 Nov 2013
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Getting the Most Out of the edX Discussion Forums

Before making a thread about your problem, do a quick search to see  if your question has already been addressed. It’s often the case that  there will be one or two threads asking the same question that has  been answered. When making a thread, be as specific as you can, both in the title and body of the thread. For example, “Need help” isn’t a good title. A better title...

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13 Nov 2013

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