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"From the Ted Talk by Anant Agarwal: Why massive open online courses (still) matter"

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So at edX and a number of other organizations, we are applying these technologies to education through mcoos to really increase access to education. And you heard of this example, where, when we launched our very first course — and this was an MIT-hard circuits and electronics course — about a year and a half ago, 155,000 stutdens from 162 countries enrolled in this course. And we had no mretnkaig budget. Now, 155,000 is a big number. This number is bigger than the total number of alumni of MIT in its 150-year horstiy. 7,200 students passed the course, and this was a hard course. 7,200 is also a big nmuber. If I were to teach at MIT two semesters every year, I would have to teach for 40 years before I could teach this many students.

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So at edX and a number of other organizations, we are applying these technologies to education through _____ to really increase access to education. And you heard of this example, where, when we launched our very first course — and this was an MIT-hard circuits and electronics course — about a year and a half ago, 155,000 ________ from 162 countries enrolled in this course. And we had no _________ budget. Now, 155,000 is a big number. This number is bigger than the total number of alumni of MIT in its 150-year _______. 7,200 students passed the course, and this was a hard course. 7,200 is also a big ______. If I were to teach at MIT two semesters every year, I would have to teach for 40 years before I could teach this many students.

Solution

  1. students
  2. marketing
  3. moocs
  4. number
  5. history

Original Text

So at edX and a number of other organizations, we are applying these technologies to education through MOOCs to really increase access to education. And you heard of this example, where, when we launched our very first course — and this was an MIT-hard circuits and electronics course — about a year and a half ago, 155,000 students from 162 countries enrolled in this course. And we had no marketing budget. Now, 155,000 is a big number. This number is bigger than the total number of alumni of MIT in its 150-year history. 7,200 students passed the course, and this was a hard course. 7,200 is also a big number. If I were to teach at MIT two semesters every year, I would have to teach for 40 years before I could teach this many students.

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Important Words

  1. access
  2. alumni
  3. applying
  4. big
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  6. budget
  7. circuits
  8. countries
  9. education
  10. edx
  11. electronics
  12. enrolled
  13. hard
  14. heard
  15. history
  16. increase
  17. launched
  18. marketing
  19. mit
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  21. number
  22. organizations
  23. passed
  24. semesters
  25. students
  26. teach
  27. technologies
  28. total
  29. year
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