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IIT-B joins MIT-Harvard's online courses platform

The Indian Express 28 Jun 2013 By The Indian Express
Students across the globe will now be able to access courses and classroom content developed by IIT Bombay. The institute Tuesday joined the massive open online courses (MOOCs) platform started by Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Read more about The Indian Express | IIT-B joins MIT-Harvard's online courses platform

edX Expands xConsortium to India with Addition of Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

edX 25 Jun 2013 By edX
CAMBRIDGE, MA — June 25, 2013 — In a first-of-its-kind initiative in India, edX, the not-for-profit online learning enterprise composed of the leading global institutions of the xConsortium, today welcomes the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay to the X University Consortium, expanding its institutional presence into India and bringing the total number of its partner institutions to 28. EdX's platform is used by universities worldwide to develop innovative online, on-campus, and blended teaching and learning models. Read more about edX | edX Expands xConsortium to India with Addition of Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

IMF and edX Join Forces to Pilot Online Economics and Financial Courses

edX 19 Jun 2013 By edX
WASHINGTON, D.C. and CAMBRIDGE, MA – June 19, 2013 – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and edX, the not-for-profit online learning initiative composed of the leading global institutions of the xConsortium, announced a collaboration today to strengthen economic expertise worldwide. The collaboration will extend the reach of the IMF's training courses in macroeconomics and finance to governments and the public through the edX platform. EdX's open learning platform is used by universities worldwide to develop innovative online, on-campus, and blended teaching and learning models, and was chosen for this first-of-its-kind initiative because of its cutting-edge online learning environment, educational expertise, and global reach. The collaboration marks the first time edX has been used as the educational platform of an international governmental organization. Read more about edX | IMF and edX Join Forces to Pilot Online Economics and Financial Courses

IMF to Offer Classes Through Harvard-MIT EdX Online Venture

Bloomberg 19 Jun 2013 By Mary Camille Izlar
EdX, the online learning venture founded by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has teamed up with the International Monetary Fund to offer classes in economics and fiscal policy. The IMF will offer its classes through EdX, which provides free online courses from 27 universities worldwide, EdX founder Anant Agarwal said today in a statement. The Washington-based IMF already offers 270 courses on financial policy to central bank, finance ministry and other government workers.  Read more about Bloomberg | IMF to Offer Classes Through Harvard-MIT EdX Online Venture

Interview with the edX/HarvardX Greek Hero MOOC Team

degree of freedom 14 Jun 2013 By degree of freedom
This week, we’re joined by the team behind The Ancient Greek Hero, one of Harvard’s longest-running classes which has become one of the most talked about MOOCs on the Internet. Read more about degree of freedom | Interview with the edX/HarvardX Greek Hero MOOC Team

TEDGlobal: Cloud schools offer new education

BBC News 14 Jun 2013 By Jane Wakefield
Children in developing countries could educate themselves using computers, the TEDGlobal conference in Edinburgh has been told. Read more about BBC News | TEDGlobal: Cloud schools offer new education

Studying Learning in the Worldwide Classroom: Research into edX’s First MOOC

RPA Journal 14 Jun 2013 By Lori Breslow, David E. Pritchard, Jennifer DeBoer, Glenda S. Stump, Andrew D. Ho and Daniel T. Seaton
“Circuits and Electronics” (6.002x), which began in March 2012, was the first MOOC developed by edX, the consortium led by MIT and Harvard. Over 155,000 students initially registered for 6.002x, which was composed of video lectures, interactive problems, online laboratories, and a discussion forum. As the course ended in June 2012, researchers began to analyze the rich sources of data it generated. Read more about RPA Journal | Studying Learning in the Worldwide Classroom: Research into edX’s First MOOC

MITx, edX team up with City of Chicago to bring high school students MOOC-style learning

MIT News 13 Jun 2013 By Stephen Carson
The MIT Office of Digital Learning has announced a collaboration between MITx, edX and the City of Chicago that will bring a six week MOOC-style course to that city's high school students during the Chicago Summer of Learning. Read more about MIT News | MITx, edX team up with City of Chicago to bring high school students MOOC-style learning

Professors take lessons from online teaching

The Boston Globe 9 Jun 2013 By Marcella Bombardieri
Researchers mine a trove of data from courses offered free on Web. CAMBRIDGE — David E. Pritchard has dedicated his life to physics, conducting pioneering work in atom optics and mentoring Nobel Prize winners at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  But now Pritchard, whose aviator glasses and flyaway gray hair give him the look of the quintessential MIT professor, has dropped his physics research “cold turkey,” as he puts it.  Read more about The Boston Globe | Professors take lessons from online teaching

MOOC Students Who Got Offline Help Scored Higher, Study Finds

Chronicle of Higher Education 7 Jun 2013 By Steve Kolowich
One of the first things researchers have learned about student success in massive open online courses is that in-person, one-on-one teaching still matters. Read more about Chronicle of Higher Education | MOOC Students Who Got Offline Help Scored Higher, Study Finds

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