Micah Merrick

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MOOCs and the Global Classroom - LINC Conference

While the opportunities, challenges and controversies surrounding MOOCs inside the classroom discussed yesterday are very real, there’s one part of …

Education Technology

Pearson's Catalysts

Edtech Business<p>Pearson's Catalysts<p>Jun 27, 2013<p><b>PEARSON DEBUTS STARTUP PARTNERS:</b> Now the big guns come out: The Pearson Catalyst for Education program …

Announcing the Treehouse Careers Project

NewsAnnouncing the Treehouse Careers Project<p>If you’re considering a career in design or development, it will take more than learning how to code to …

Career Development

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

<i>Organizations collaborate to improve understanding of economic policy issues by governments and individuals around the world</i><p><b>WASHINGTON, D.C. and</b> …

MOOCs

Yahoo! sponsors employees to earn Verified Certificates on Coursera | Coursera Blog

We’re excited to announce that Yahoo! is enabling its employees to earn Verified Certificates by sponsoring participation in Signature Track on …

Employment

60-Day MBA: An online bootcamp to give colleges a run for their money

So, you think you have the chops to start your own business? Well 60-Day MBA, an online crash course for wannabe-entrepreneurs, isn't so sure. This …

EdX Enrollment Reaches Seven Digits | Flyby | The Harvard Crimson

EdX has hit the one-million students mark—meaning it’s one-thousandth of the way to its goal of educating one billion people.<p>The online learning …

Education System Stifles Creativity, Say Teachers, Parents

Community<p>Education System Stifles Creativity, Say Teachers, Parents<p>By Betsy Corcoran     Jun 24, 2013<p>CC BY 2.0 velkr0<p>This just in: Testing and …

Sebastian Thrun: Thoughts and Financial Transparency on our Masters in Computer Science with Georgia Tech

It has now been six weeks since we announced our collaboration with Georgia Tech and AT&T on a new online Masters program, and we are well underway …

Ed-tech startup Silverback raises $2.5M so no child gets left behind

Student success depends on more than just the student. Silverback Learning has raised $2.5 million for its educational-tech platform that rallies the community to help students reach their full potential.<p>Silverback’s flagship product is called Mileposts. It brings together students, parents, …

Guest post by Andrew Einhorn, founder and CEO of the not-for-profit Numeric.org in South Africa

Data from edX’s first course offer preliminary insights into online learning

In March 2012, MIT launched 6.002x, a free online version of MIT’s introductory course in circuits and electronics. The course, the first massive …

The chances of getting a bachelor's...

A core principle in how our nonprofit organization delivers services is to help young people make informed decisions about their future. We want young people to own their decisions as opposed to us making them. This is especially true for the college application and enrollment process. Due to cost …

College & University

What's a MOOC Worth - Paying for MOOCs

If you look at how we pay for college using the “per-credit” economic model I described yesterday (one that divides annual tuition by the number of …

MOOCs

Digital learning finds a bigger home in California’s state university system

SAN JOSE, Calif. — California’s colleges are facing a funding crisis, so universities are turning to massive open online education (dubbed “MOOCs”) to bolster pass rates and help students graduate on time.<p>At a press conference today, San Jose State University announced it would be expanding its …

edX Blog

Learner News / 08 Jun 2017<p>There are thousands of books and websites that will tell you how to format a report, write a cover letter, or design a …

The Magic Beyond the MOOCs

contents<p>Editorial<p>A Letter to the Class of 2013<p>Editorial<p>City Council Approval of MITIMCo Petition Only Beginning of MIT 2030 Review<p>The Magic Beyond …

Higher Education

Proficiency-Based Learning Definition

<b>Proficiency-based learning</b> refers to systems of instruction, assessment, grading, and academic reporting that are based on students demonstrating …

EDesign Labs Helps Teachers and Students Hack The Future Of Education

With partners like the Gates Foundation, Intel, and the U.S. Department of Education, a hackathon brings K-12 teachers and students into the innovation world.<p>This past weekend, EDesign Labs, a nonprofit dedicated to making sure K-12 innovation incorporates the insights of teachers and students, …

The Socratic Method for Edtech Entrepreneurs

By Alex Sarlin     Jun 4, 2013<p>Edtech accelerator Socratic Labs commemorated the graduation of its first (“Alpha”) cohort of educational technology …

How Web-Savvy Edupunks Are Transforming American Higher Education

Free online courses, Wiki universities, Facebook-style tutoring networks — American higher education is changing.<p>Is a college education really like a string quartet? Back in 1966, that was the assertion of economists William Bowen, later president of Princeton, and William Baumol. In a seminal …

Getting Things Done > Grade Point Average

<b>WOW! Based on the response, I've TeeSpring'd it - let your torso show everyone the way to awesomeness.</b><p>We're a generation in debt. I had a world-class …

Student Finance