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Carnegie Foundation, NovoEd Partner on Developmental Math MOOC

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has partnered with NovoEd to offer a massive online open course (MOOC) designed to help students in developmental math courses.

Launching in October, the MOOC will offer "Carnegie's new mathematics pathways, which, after two years in college classrooms, have tripled the success for developmental-mathematics students in half the time," according to a news release about the course.

Carnegie's pathways include Statway and Quantway. Statway focuses on statistics, data analysis, and casual reasoning, and Quantway explores quantitative reasoning to promote success in college mathematics.

Developed at Stanford, NovoEd (formerly VentureLab) is an online environment "designed to empower students through experiential and peer learning," according to information released by the organizations, and "has offered massive open online courses with high completion rates and student engagement that are currently used in a number of on-campus classes at Stanford."

"This partnership gives us a chance to impact mathematics education," said Carnegie senior managing partner Bernadine Chuck Fong, who heads Carnegie's Community College Pathways program.  "NovoEd's platform, with its focus on student-centered, collaborative learning and pedagogy made them a natural partner, given Carnegie's collaborative course design."

More information is available at novoed.com.

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