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BrianStoner

Front-End Engineer | NYC

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July 15, 2013

The Course Content

Continuing to research some of the more popular online education sites...

This time I'm looking at the way course content is organized and presented.

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July 13, 2013

The Course Enrollment Page

The course enrollment page is a staple of any MOOC (Massively Open Online Course). I've been trying to get a better feel for the anatomy of these pages.

Questions I'm trying to answer:

  • Which attributes of an online course (massive or otherwise) carry the most weight in the enrollment decision?

  • Which attributes do some of these companies give more weight to over others?

  • Which types of pages / layouts make the most sense to me as a prospective student?

Here's what I've got so far...

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May 21, 2012

Testing in Node.js with Mocha

I recently migrated all of our server side Node tests at Instinct from Vows to Mocha.

I've been around the block with testing in Node, unable to find an approach that I really liked, until I started using Mocha. The elegant way it does async along with familiar BDD style syntax is really enjoyable to work with. It's made writing/maintaining our tests something I don't run from anymore.

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