This post originally appeared on the Harvard Office of the Vice Provost for Advances in Learning blog. I have always been intrigued by the idea of adapting the edX platform for more direct use in classrooms. Advanced Placement® high school courses provide an intriguing ecosystem for such development: educational technology market around K-12 instruction is currently quite active, Advanced Placement® high school courses often have...
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This post originally ran on Harvard University’s Office of the Vice Provost for Advances in Learning blog and can be found here. Course structure – the type, frequency, and grading of various activities in a course – has been shown to be a tunable parameter with which to affect learner behavior and outcomes (Freeman). On-campus, transitions from traditional lecture to active learning formats benefit student behavior, learning...
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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. This third post on the Davidson Next project is dedicated to interactive content designed for our AP content. Read our first post about...
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As we wrote about in August, Davidson Next launched on July 22, to address the most challenging concepts in AP Calculus, Macroeconomics, and Physics. Developed in partnership by Davidson College, College Board, and edX, Davidson Next has received over 500 requests from AP instructors – primarily in the U.S. – to utilize our content in private instances. 560 requests for private instances of Davidson Next...
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