Princeton Explores New Paths in Online Learning Environments

Princeton has taken the next step in its experiment with online learning in a partnership with NovoEd, a new company that provides highly-engaging online learning environments that promote cooperative learning. With NovoEd, student groups can be formed to work through course content, meaningfully assess each other’s work, or produce new course material and creative projects that demonstrate their learning. This robust social learning environment enables students to learn communication, leadership, and collaboration skills in the context of solving problems and developing new ideas and projects. From its innovative visual design that foregrounds student activity and profiles, to its underlying reputation system for empowering and incentivizing collaboration, NovoEd offers Princeton faculty new possibilities for intensifying student engagement as the university extends its learning environments online.