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The Quotable Justin Reich: MOOC research needs to reboot

By Phil HillMore Posts (302) Thanks to Audrey Watters I just read a new article in Science Magazine and publicly posted here by Justin Reich, the lead researcher for HarvardX (Harvard’s implementation of edX and associated research team). Justin calls out the limitations of … Continue reading

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No, I don’t believe that Harvard or MIT are hiding edX data

By Phil HillMore Posts (302) Since my Sunday post What Harvard and MIT could learn from the University of Phoenix about analytics, there have been a few comments with a common theme about Harvard and MIT perhaps withholding any learner-centered … Continue reading

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What Harvard and MIT could learn from the University of Phoenix about analytics

By Phil HillMore Posts (302) Last week Harvard and MIT released de-identified data from their edX-based MOOCs. Rather than just produce a summary report, the intent of this release was to open up the data and share it publicly. While it is … Continue reading

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Two MOOC curriculum announcements in one week

By Phil HillMore Posts (302) In two apparently unrelated announcements, both MIT and Wharton announced they were moving beyond just courses and putting significant parts of their curriculum into MOOC platforms, both with identity verification. MIT is putting several undergraduate … Continue reading

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MOOC Discussion Forums: barrier to engagement?

By Phil HillMore Posts (302) Robert McGuire wrote an article for Campus Technology, Building a Sense of Community in MOOCs, that touches on an important topic – is the centralized discussion forum a barrier to student engagement? But more students can … Continue reading

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