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Posted in: Learner News

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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Posted in: Learner News

Considering an AP course this fall? College prep courses, such as Advanced Placement® classes, are among the most important factors in college admissions today. To help you excel in high school and prepare for college, edX offers more than 40 high school courses from top universities. The edX High School Initiative is also a great way for learners of any age to explore a new...

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Posted in: MOOC Research

Guest Post: Avery Haller, Davidson class of 2015 The DavidsonX MOOC research project starts with the simple question: “How, if at all, is the MOOC experiment impacting residential teaching and learning?” In response, we are undertaking a mixed method research study of two MOOC-infused residential courses during the fall semester of 2014. This case study is essentially a broad exploration intended to reveal future research questions about...

Read More about Visualizing Student Forum Interactions in a DavidsonX MOOC

Posted in: Learner News

Guest Post: Tim Chartier, Davidson College On March 30th, DavidsonX Applications of Linear Algebra Part 1 ended. With Applications of Linear Algebra Part 2 starting this week, we wanted to highlight what students have learned so far and encourage learners to join us as we embark on Part 2. We explored the use of linear algebra in computers graphics and data mining. We saw how to blend images, even in animations,...

Read More about Designing Parts to Make a Better Whole

Posted in: Learner News

Learning new ideas can be exciting, enlightening, and even life-changing. The “ah-ha” moments might connect to comments like “I’ve never thought of that,” or “I’ve never known how to do that.” Ideally, the effects of such insight extend beyond a course. Learning to analyze writing can help a math major communicate discoveries on theoretical structures. Tackling problems through computing hones various problem-solving techniques that can...

Read More about Linear Thinking from Sports to Pixar

Posted in: Learner News

President Obama today announced that edX has joined with ConnectED, the President’s initiative to empower teachers to use technology in the classroom. President Obama made the announcement at an event to recognize superintendents from across the country for their leadership in using technology in their school districts. As part of ConnectEd, edX partner universities and colleges will offer teacher professional development courses, along with courses to...

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