Digital Learning Blog

Open Dialogues: How to make open content accessible

By Emi Sasagawa posted on July 28, 2017

The open education movement has helped people access content that they would otherwise not be able to view or interact with.

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Open Dialogues: How to do open courses

By Emi Sasagawa posted on May 31, 2017

Gregor Kiczales, professor of computer science and Senior Advisor for Digital Learning Strategy, has been doing open since before it was called open.

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Open Dialogues: How to use social pedagogies and the web as an educator

By Emi Sasagawa posted on April 4, 2017

Professor Christina Hendricks has incorporated the use of social pedagogies in her classes to introduce different perspectives and interpretations to her students.

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Open Dialogues: How to engage with a new generation of learners

By Emi Sasagawa posted on November 17, 2016

Jon Festinger explains how he has been using open education tools to engage students in a course about video game law.

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Follow the money

By Gregor Kiczales posted on September 20, 2016

Today edX launched its Micromasters program. The launch includes 19 courses from 14 schools including MIT, Michigan and Columbia.

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Open Dialogues: How to make education more accessible

By Emi Sasagawa posted on August 4, 2016

Claudia Krebs, a professor of teaching in the Faculty of Medicine, talks about how academics must view open education as a social responsibility.

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Open Dialogues: How to engage the general public

By Emi Sasagawa posted on August 4, 2016

Maja Krzic talks about how open education can help raise the profile of soil science for students and the general public.

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Disaggregation vs. de-coupling of decisions

By Gregor Kiczales posted on May 31, 2016

A common theme in discussions about MOOCs and other forms of innovation has to do with disaggregation or unbundling.

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Carl Wieman argues for wider adoption of active learning

By Heather McCabe posted on April 14, 2016

NPR interviewed Nobel laureate Carl Wieman about his work to promote active learning as a more effective teaching model over traditional lecturing.

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Rethinking the course schedule for online learners

By Jason Myers posted on April 1, 2016

Recently, I was preparing one of the edX courses I help to support for the next offering and noticed something interesting in the student activity data. It had been nearly six months since the course was last offered, but there were still a large number of students active.

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