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Okay, so this is a new direction for me...

I guess the reason I’m starting this blog is so I can have a reminder of what I’m trying to do: improve myself and increase my value to this world. 370 more words


Shorter Videos are More Engaging (and other insights from an edX study)

You’ve just pressed play on a video lecture for a new MOOC; how long before your attention starts to wander? As it turns out, only about six minutes! 111 more words


Anant Agarwal on MOOC Learners: Who They Are, What Motivates Them (HuffPost Education)

Imagine a MOOC learner: Who is she? How old is she? Where does she live? Anant Agarwal, the CEO of edX, recently wrote a blog post on HuffPost Education that highlighted the diversity of MOOC learners and their goals: 243 more words


MIT Climate Scientist Responds on Disaster Costs and Climate Change (FiveThirtyEight)

MIT Professor Kerry Emanuel recently wrote a column on FiveThirtyEight, the blog founded by statistician and writer Nate Silver. As an expert on hurricanes and climate change, Emanuel was asked to respond to… 141 more words


Why math is like street fighting (Toronto Star)

Here’s another great article on the book behind the new MITx course 6.SFMx Street Fighting Math:

Why math is like street fighting

An M.I.T. professor wants students to begin using educated guesses to come up with solutions to math problems in the real world.

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Interview with HarvardX Researcher Justin Reich (Degrees of Freedom)

Here’s a great podcast interview from earlier in the year with Justin Reich, the Richard L. Menschel HarvardX Research Fellow at Harvard. A great view into our developing understanding of scalable learning. 87 more words


Rough calculations (MIT News)

Here’s an MIT News article from a while back about the book by Sanjoy Mahajan on which the new MITx course 6.SFMx Street Fighting Math… 211 more words