Tag Archives: San Jose State University

What Blackboard, Desire2Learn, and Udacity Should Learn from SJSU

As Phil noted in his analysisof the SJSU report, one of the main messages of the report seems to be that some of what we already know about performance and critical success factors for more traditional online courses also seem … Continue reading

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SJSU research report confirms MOOCs are online courses

By reading the SJSU research report (download actual report here), one item that really hits me is that however different the scaling model is for MOOCs, they are still online courses and have similar success factors. I am not trying to … Continue reading

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SJSU releases NSF-funded research report on Udacity pilot

Back in late July we found out that San Jose State University was pausing their SJSU Plus pilot program using Udacity for-credit MOOCs due to low passing rates. While there was fairly extensive media coverage of the story broken by … Continue reading

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Political Philosophy

This is going to be a more personal blog post than I typically make here at e-Literate. The open letter from San José State University’s philosophy department in protest of the edX JusticeX course being taught at SJSU is getting a … Continue reading

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MOOCs, Courseware, and the Course as an Artifact

As Phil mentioned in his last post, he and I had the privilege of participating in a two-day ELI webinar on MOOCs. A majority of the speakers had been involved in implementing MOOCs at their institutions in one way or … Continue reading

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