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Harvard and MIT Release Visualization Tools for Trove of MOOC Data

20 Feb

One of the visualization tools shows Harvard U.’s MOOC enrollment by country. [ Harvard U. ]

By Lawrence Biemiller

Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have released a set of open-source visualization tools for working with a rich trove of data from more than a million people registered for 17 of the two institutions’ massive open online courses, which are offered through their edX platform.

The tools let users see and work with “near real-time” information about course registrants—minus personally identifying details—from 193 countries. A Harvard news release says the tools “showcase the potential promise” of data generated by MOOCs. The aggregated data sets that the tools use can be also downloaded.

[ Full article and links available at The Chronicle of Higher Education: http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/harvard-and-mit-release-visualization-tools-for-trove-of-mooc-data/50631 ]

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Posted by on February 20, 2014 in MOOCs in the News

 

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