Tag: mit

by Julie Keck

1. MIT study finds learning gains for students who took free online course (Nick Anderson / The Washington Post) 2. Can Google X’s recently departed founder save the MOOC? (Michael del Castillo / Upstart Business Journal) 3. Tech industry-designed higher education heats up with $35M investment in Udacity (Gregory Ferenstein / VentureBeat) 4. Using digital [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Columbia student paper plans to drop daily print edition (Peter Sterne / Capital New York) 2. What MIT learned from Mongolian teenager who aced a MOOC (Jeffrey R. Young / Slate) 3. Mark Cuban’s foray into the #edtech industry (Katrina Stevens / EdSurge) 4. Chrome smashing: Creating the inconceivable (Beth Holland / Edutopia) 5. [...] more »

by Claire Groden

This week, in honor of MediaShift’s launch of EducationShift, we’re turning our gaze to one of the biggest issues in higher education: digital disruption — with the advent of online education, e-learning and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). If the New York Times called 2012 “The Year of the MOOC,” then two years later, it’s [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. MIT moves to intervene in release of Aaron Swartz’s Secret Service file (Wired) 2. Freedom of Information Act Machine fights government secrecy by automating transparency requests (TechCrunch) 3. Facebook introduces photo comments for pages (Mashable) 4. Reading news through gestures: New York Times to release Leap Motion app (The Verge) 5. Swell raises $5.4 [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Wall St. Cheat Sheet writes its own rules for new media (PandoDaily) 2. Hulu bids depend on TV show rights (WSJ) 3. MIT tool connects the dots of your life through Gmail metadata (The Verge) 4. Thomson Reuters to suspend sneak peeks at the Key Index (Deal Book – NYT) 5. Research suggests it’s [...] more »

by Audrey Watters

You can learn anything you want on the Internet, so the adage goes. But even if that’s true, even if it’s now easier than ever to learn about almost any subject online, there are still very few opportunities to gain formal recognition — “credit,” if you will — for informal learning done online. In September, [...] more »

by Aran Levasseur

The goal of the videogame “Civilization” is to build a civilization that stands the test of time. You start the game in 4000 B.C. as a settler and, with successful gameplay, can create a civilization that lasts until the Space Age. Throughout the game, you need to manage your civilization’s military, science, technology, commerce and [...] more »