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Candace Hazlett

in Learner Stories

Turning edX into a Mom-and-Pop Business

(originally written for Slice of MIT) When Rishi Patel ’14 first stepped into Professor Anant Agarwal’s Circuits and Electronics class at MIT in 2011, he was hooked. After telling his parents how great 6.002 was, Patel had a strange experience: his mother and father signed up for it, too. The next spring, 155,000 others joined the Patel parents in enrolling in 6.002x, Circuits and Electronics, the...

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13 Nov 2013
in Learner News

San Jose State University and edX Expand Course to CSU Campuses

Department of Electrical Engineering; San Jose State University In the fall of 2012, edX embarked on an experiment with San Jose State University (SJSU) and Professor Khosrow Ghadiri to test the impact the edX platform could have on traditional on-campus learning. Using MITx 6.002x Circuits and Electronics to supplement and enhance his EE98 Circuits Analysis course at SJSU, Professor Ghadiri saw pass rates in his...

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13 Nov 2013
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Georgetown’s First MOOC: Globalization’s Winners & Losers

Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service is well-known for educating the world’s future leaders and problem solvers. With prominent alumni such as the former President of the United States Bill Clinton and numerous diplomats and politicians, the School of Foreign Service continues to attract students from around the globe who are passionate about values-driven international service. This fall, we are delighted to...

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13 Nov 2013
in Learner News, Open edX

edX & Google Partnership to Further Online Education Innovation

Today we announced a partnership with Google to join us in developing the Open edX Platform. We are excited not only to have Google contribute to the core development of our platform, but also on research into how students learn and how technology can transform learning and teaching on campus and beyond. In addition, our announcement of mooc.org– a new service for online learning which...

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13 Nov 2013
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Caltech Joins the edX XConsortium

Today we are excited to announce that the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) is joining the edX XConsortium as our newest university partner. The California Institute of Technology is a world-renowned science and engineering research and education institution, where extraordinary people seek answers to complex questions, discover new knowledge, lead innovation, and transform our future. Caltech’s mission is to expand human knowledge and benefit society...

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13 Nov 2013
in Learner News, Open edX

edX, Google, and MOOC.org

A few days ago Google and edX announced a new collaboration: Google and edX will jointly develop MOOC.org, but it will be owned and operated by edX.The new site will host the Open edX learning platform to allow instructors at non-edX-affiliated universities to develop and publish courses online. While they haven’t announced pricing, if history is any guide, courses with small enrollments may be free...

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13 Nov 2013
in Learner News

EdX Joins State Department MOOC Camps

From the moment edX was created, increasing access to quality education has been at the core of our mission, along with research to improve learning and transforming the on-campus experience. We are thrilled to be part of the newly announced “MOOC Camps” developed by the US State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Students from around the world will be able to enroll in...

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13 Nov 2013
in MOOC Research

Supporting Communities of Teaching Assistants (TAs) and Students in MOOCs

I’ve been working with edX and Berkeley on CS169x for some time now, incorporating components of it into my Software Engineering class at Hawaii Pacific University (HPU). I’ve collaborating closely with the course instructors Dave Patterson and Armando Fox in their Beta Instructor program, using Small Private Online Class (SPOC) instances of their MOOC in the class I teach at HPU. Using the SPOC instance...

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13 Nov 2013
in Learner News, Open edX

MOOCs for the Arab World

We were honored to host Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan at the edX offices in Cambridge, MA tonight to celebrate her foundation’s creation of a new Arabic-language MOOC portal, Edraak, built on the Open edX platform. Her Majesty witnessed the signing of the agreement by edx and Queen Rania Foundation CEO Haifa Dia Al-Attia. It is remarkable to see Her Majesty’s commitment...

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13 Nov 2013
in MOOC Research

Optimal Video Length for Student Engagement

Hi, I’m Philip Guo, an assistant professor of Computer Science at the University of Rochester. Since my research interests are in human-computer interaction and online education, I was really excited when Anant Agarwal (edX President) and Rob Rubin (VP of Engineering) invited me to spend the past summer at edX as a visiting research scientist. Anant, Rob, and the rest of the edX leadership team...

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13 Nov 2013

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