Serve up Some YouTube EDU This Summer

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The lazy days of summer are upon us, and as fourth of July approaches, that means only one thing for students: school’s out! While the much-discussed summer slide teachers and parents worry students will experience may very well be a Continue reading

The MOOC to End All MOOCs, and Other MOOC News

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We’re pleased to share that last night’s MOOC Madness panel on online education was a big hit! Our stellar panelists each brought their own interesting insights and unique perspectives to the discussion, and we want to thank all of our Continue reading

EdX Opens Up Online Learning Platform, Releases Source Code

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Forget March Madnees — it’s MOOC Madness in the world of education; it seems like every day there is breaking news about online open courses or commentary from professors and policy makers weighing in on legislation around MOOCs. Some of Continue reading

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

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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

EdX Doubles Its Schools with Addition of Six New Universities

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Harvard and MIT’s not-for-profit online learning company edX announced last night the addition of six new universities to join their platform of free online and blended courses. This addition gives an international flavor to their company, expanding from U.S. universities to Continue reading

Experts, UC Faculty Meet to Discuss Future of Online Education

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In 2010, in the midst of the state’s continued divestment from the University of California and no end to tuition hikes in sight, UC administrators hatched a plan that would bring in much-needed revenue and put the university at the Continue reading

Testive Raises $500K Seed Round of Funding

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We recently wrote about Testive CEO, Miro Kazakoff, and his opinions on the traps and opportunities in edtech. Testive recently announced they have just secured a $500K seed funding round from several angel investors in Boston. Testive helps students prepare Continue reading

Do Online Degrees Really Lead to Jobs?

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Everything about online classes has been questioned: will students take them? are they as effective as regular classes? will they increase cheating? Now, with a 7.8 percent unemployment rate, the question is, will they get you a job? Although online Continue reading

MIT Students Create Educational Videos for K12 Students

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Students and educators at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are now producing educational videos for K12 students. Teachers can submit ideas for STEM-related experiments and demonstrations, and MIT students then create a short video explanation. As MIT-K12′s website points out, Continue reading

Interest in Online Courses Stagnating, Study Suggests

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Online courses are now a staple at most major universities, and several Ivy Leagues offer lectures online for free. But a study suggests that interest in online classes is stagnating. The study — published by Eduventures, a higher education research Continue reading