Tuesday, 26 November 2013

EdX and Google to develop open-source MOOC platform | Inside Higher Ed

Open-Source MOOCs
September 11, 2013
EdX, the online course provider created by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute for Technology, sees an open-source future for massive online courses. On Tuesday, the company announced it has found a like-minded partner in Google, which will work with edX to make its online course platform more accessible to aspiring developers.
Together, edX and Google’s programmers will build Open edX, an open-source MOOC platform that will be made available on The website, which will launch early next year, will enable anyone -- universities, corporations and individuals alike -- to create online courses.
Speaking to Inside Higher Ed, Anant Agarwal, president of edX and professor of electrical engineering and computer science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, said the new platform and website could be described as a method to crowdsource education.

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