50K students [including Robert Metcalfe] Taking MOOC Get a Homework Extension


It’s week five of edX’s 6.00x: MIT’s Intro to Computer Science MOOC. I’ll give a review when the course is finished, but in the meantime I wanted to provide two interim tidbits. The first: co-creator of the Ethernet protocol and Continue reading

MOOCs’ Customer Acquisition Funnel: A.k.a. “Drop-Off Rates”

MIT Mathematics for Computer Science 2010 YouTube Videos

A criticism of massively online courses sometimes noted is the user drop-off rates — many are called to the courses but few are chosen to finish.  This is a natural response to some of the more bombastic numbers of sign-ups the Continue reading

Browsing the EdX Spring Quarter MOOC Catalog


For some MOOCs, the schedule is dead, but we say long live the schedule. Knowing when you’re going to study is as important as what you’re study, but the sites are not often organized by start time (Coursera’s category listing Continue reading

Lynda.com Lands Record Funding in Online Education at $103 Million

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Carlos Slim Funds Spanish Translation of Khan Academy Videos

Khan and Elias

Many publications are covering Carlos Slim’s announcement of an alliance with Khan Academy to translate the highly regarded, if scientific-centric, videos into Spanish. The FT questions the value: But to judge by some of the online lessons the Khan Academy Continue reading


Sebastian Thrun, Cal State Chancellor Timothy White and San Jose State President Mohammad Qayoumi at the Udacity-SJ State Press conference

The New York Times reported this morning an agreement for Udacity to test the MOOC approach for introductory courses at San Jose State University, one of the flagship campuses of the 427,000 student strong California State system. The provost characterized Continue reading

Who Is Going to Inspire Tutoring’s Possible Two Sigma Results?


Benjamin Bloom wrote a seminal 1984 paper commonly referred to as the “two sigma problem” for the outcome differences between one-on-one tutoring and group instruction, in which he identified the problem of any resource constrained environment: Can researchers and teachers devise Continue reading