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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

One year, 27 schools, 1 million enrollments

The Tech 7 Jun 2013 By Kath Xu
EdX sees new schools, classes, & design. It’s been a little more than a year since edX, the nonprofit online learning enterprise founded by MIT and Harvard, first launched with much fanfare and a lot of press. Now, the enterprise encompasses 27 schools from 11 countries.  Read more about The Tech | One year, 27 schools, 1 million enrollments

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

EdX Open Sources Its Super-Influential Online Learning Platform

Gigaom 6 Jun 2013 By Sam Dean
EdX, a non-profit online learning organization with nearly 30 global institutions under the xConsortium participating, has been a leader in the free online education arena for several years. As of June 1, the organization has released the code for its learning platform under an open source license Read more about Gigaom | EdX Open Sources Its Super-Influential Online Learning Platform

EdX Goes Open Source To Woo MOOC Developers

InformationWeek 6 Jun 2013 By Michael Fitzgerald
EdX, the massive open online course (MOOC) consortium started by MIT and Harvard, has released its full source code, a decision the backers hope will accelerate advances to the platform. "We want contributors," said Rob Rubin, edX's VP of engineering. "We'd welcome any company's contributions and any peoples' use of the edX platform. We're in the very early days in the development of the technology to support learning and research about learning. Let's all contribute to the open-source effort to be able to rapidly evolve that for the benefits of the student." Read more about InformationWeek | EdX Goes Open Source To Woo MOOC Developers

How online learning is reinventing college

The Christian Science Monitor 2 Jun 2013 By Laura Pappano
The online learning movement, spreading more by the week, will change how tomorrow's students go to school, who teaches them, and what they learn. Read more about The Christian Science Monitor | How online learning is reinventing college

The edX Student

The Harvard Crimson 30 May 2013 By Amna H. Hashmi and Cynthia W. Shih, CRIMSON STAFF WRITERS
Just a year after edx set out to revolutionize higher education, the massive open online course platform has attracted almost one million users from across the planet. Read more about The Harvard Crimson | The edX Student

Kyoto University to become first Japanese institution to join virtual edX classrooms

The Asahi Shimbun 22 May 2013 By edX Staff
Kyoto University will become the first Japanese institution of higher education to offer a course on the rapidly expanding edX, the international consortium that offers free courses online by some of the world's top professors and universities. Read more about The Asahi Shimbun | Kyoto University to become first Japanese institution to join virtual edX classrooms

Kyoto University becomes first Japanese institution to join online learning platform edX

Japan Daily Press 22 May 2013 By Ida Torres
Kyoto University will become the first Japanese university to be part of edX, a US based free online learning platform created by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. edX currently offers around 50 free courses from 27 international universities and has 900,000 students from all over the world. Read more about Japan Daily Press | Kyoto University becomes first Japanese institution to join online learning platform edX

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