San Jose State to expand edX use in traditional courses
- On Wednesday, San Jose State University, which calls itself "Silicon Valley's Public University," announced that it would open a center of excellence based on its experiences with the fall 2012 circuits and electronics course that involved edX, and that it will expand its relationship with the MOOC provider by offering new courses in fall 2013.
- San Jose used material from edX's Circuits and Electronics course in a pilot version of "Electrical Engineering 98: Introduction to Circuit Analysis" and saw the course's traditionally low pass rate (40% to 59%) increase to 91%.
- The school will repeat the course this spring, again with around 87 students, to refine its approach, and is also going to expand its use of edX in traditional courses to include between three and five new courses.
From the article:
... edX for its part intends to formalize the process of delivering its MOOC courses on individual campuses to "change the classroom experience."
San Jose is "definitely experiencing a significant breakthrough in this area," said university President Mohammad Qayoumi. ...
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