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  1. Is it possible to track your progress?

    For example, to (automatically) mark the videos you've watched (like Khan Academy does).

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    • Accredition

      Please is the certificates accredited to used in our resumes, I think its a good Idea to be signed by the Instructore

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      • Transcript?

        Is there a transcript of the content on your videos?
        Thanks

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        • Like Khan Academy, you should add in a points system to identify top viewers/users

          Add gamification to this website! Really, it's like the icing on the cake. Give points for completing a video and/or answering practice questions correctly. I'm not sure how you would code this ... but think about it!

          See Khan Academy for an example of this.

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          • Certificates

            I see that the certificate is not printable. Can any body who achieved a course and printed a certificate tell me how?

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              If you have earned a certificate, you should be able to print it as follows:

              1) Login to mruniversity.com
              2) You should see your profile page – if not, click “my profile” on the top navigation bar
              3) On the right you should see certificates you’ve earned – under them you should see “print certificate”.
              4) That will bring up a page formatted for printing. On many print screens you’ll see something like “print backgrounds” and “print header and footers” options. Click print background “on”. Leave headers and footers “off”.

            • PPT

              Is there any PPT files made from your's videos (in fact, that are use in videos)? If not, maybe it's not a bad idea to make it. The PPT files shoud be editable, of course, for better use in any language.

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              • 16 votes
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                • 12 votes
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                  • Internet security

                    Please improve the security of MRUniversity by moving to https and optional two way sign in.

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                    • Contemporary economists

                      Maybe some videos about the most influential contemporary economists and their ideas, would be an interesting addition. And the main schools of thoughts of our times and how are they, in practice, influence the governance and the markets. Best Regards, Alexandra Popa

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                        • Using MRUniversity in the Classroom

                          I'm considering letting my students take your Great Economists course as extra credit, but I'm concerned that they'll get the certificates without actually doing anything. Are the exams locked until all the videos are viewed? Are the exam questions randomized so as to prevent students from sharing answers? Thanks.

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                            Hi Jennifer,
                            At this time we haven’t locked down the exams in the way you describe. They are more meant to be a way for students to test themselves at this point rather than a rigorous from of accreditation or anything. We might get there someday.

                            Thanks for writing in and please continue sharing your feedback. We are trying to provide a valuable supplement for professors/teachers, so your feedback is greatly appreciated.

                            We’re working on a teacher resource section – anything you’d like to see there?

                          • Is there a recommended course order?

                            For someone who has little background in economics, is there a recommended course order? The website appears to list the courses in an arbitrary order. Udacity categorizes courses as Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced. Is there a similar ordering for MRU courses?

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                              Hello,
                              That’s a good question. In general we try to make all of our videos accessible to a beginner. The Everyday content is definitely the most introductory in nature – we’re working on more introductory level content.

                              However, that shouldn’t discourage you from checking out the other courses such as Development Economics or Great Economists. Those are both very accessible as well.

                              Thanks for your question.

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                              • 6 votes
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                                • Continuous Play Option.

                                  It would be awesome to be able to queue up a series of videos. I'm listening to/watching the Development Economics series, and many of the videos are only a few minutes long. I like to listen while I paint my house, and I keep having to stop and run back to the computer to play the next video. It would be nice to be able to select several to play in a row. I could watch/listen to a whole section in one go.

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                                    1 comment  ·  Admin →

                                    Hi Katie,
                                    Thanks for the suggestion. There are two ways to do this:

                                    1) YouTube playlists
                                    If you use a YouTube playlist like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Meo0s54s1sw&list=PL-uRhZ_p-BM4SmRr1p6WZnfym2zP2O0LH&index=2
                                    it will continuously play. We have playlists setup for some of the courses and are in process of setting up all of them.
                                    2) iTunes
                                    We are posting videos to iTunes, which will allow you to do continuous play. We also have just the audio podcast, which combines a whole section’s videos into one podcast. We’re rolling on both the video and audio podcasts continually. You should see more up soon – let me know if you have a particular course you want first.

                                    Hopefully this helps!

                                    Roman

                                  • An accompanying reading list?

                                    An accompanying reading list, including:

                                    - Recommendations for an accompanying text
                                    - Additional reading for improving and building on one's understanding
                                    - Recommendations for 'next steps'

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                                      • Can you please add a feature explaining the reasoning behind each correct solution?

                                        Like Khan Academy, after each question is answered correctly, I feel it'd strengthen the comprehension of a problem to have a quick feature that includes the reasoning process.

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                                        • App with the videos as well as the practice problems

                                          MRU Should create an app where you can download the videos to your phone, and be able to answer the practice problems. This should also be integrated into a tracking system tied to your profile.

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