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The future of online learning
The future of online learning

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How to make a course adaptive (without really trying)
Student retention (preventing students from quitting or dropping out) is a major concern for online learning. So why do students drop out in the first place? One reason is a lack of engagement. Indeed, some of our friends over at edX previously found that s...
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How often do students guess their way through?
When designing online courses, like AlgebraX and GeometryX , a common cause for concern is that students can just "guess their way through" lessons and assessments. They're either totally lost, or not paying much attention, but they can still advance and ge...
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Students prefer School Yourself over Khan Academy and other MOOCs, suggest improvements
A few weeks ago we launched surveys in AlgebraX and GeometryX , asking students what they thought of the courses, how they compared to others, and what improvements they might suggest. So far, more than 400 students have responded. A sign that we're on the ...
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Will this be on the test?
If you've ever taught a math class, then you've probably encountered the following scenario: you're showing the class a cool proof (like why an inscribed angle always has half the measure of its arc ), and you get asked:  " Will this be on the test? "  You'...
Will this be on the test?
Will this be on the test?
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Can you learn Algebra in 24 hours?
How long does it take a typical student to learn algebra? This is a tough question, for a variety of reasons. Who is a "typical" student? How do you know if they've really learned the material? And what's the best way to measure the total time a student spe...
Can you learn Algebra in 24 hours?
Can you learn Algebra in 24 hours?
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School Yourself featured on Innovation Showcase
Last Friday, School Yourself CEO Zach Wissner-Gross sat down with Jay Sugarman, the host Innovation Showcase on NewTV (based in Newton, MA). During the half-hour program, they discuss the origins of School Yourself, how the team personalizes learning at sca...
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Finding exactly where algebra gets HARD
Now that thousands of students have gone through the 88 interactive lessons of AlgebraX (not to mention the 92 lessons of GeometryX ), we're starting to see trends emerge. We previously found how engaging our interactive lessons are (compared to plain video...
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Ever wonder how we make so many interactive and adaptive lessons? Our secret has been our authoring platform, QuickBranch. And now you can use the same tools to make your own amazing lessons!

In this Hangout, we'll walk you through the features, create a new lesson from scratch, and then share the lesson with others.
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Reminder: the very first Algebra and Geometry courses on edX, produced by School Yourself, are launching TODAY! Sign up to take these courses with thousands of other students around the world: https://www.edx.org/school/schoolyourself
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