edX to be completely open source by June

FLOSS and education certainly go together. FLOSS software is being developed for on-line education by major educational institutions. It seems to be making waves:
“edX, the online education initiative to provide MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses), which was founded by Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University, is being reinforced by teaming up with Stanford University. Stanford has been developing its own open source Class2Go platform for online education which it released earlier this year.”
see Stanford joins edX – edX to be completely open source by June.

“The edX platform is going to revolutionize education”

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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2 Responses to edX to be completely open source by June

  1. dougman wrote, “Colleges as we know them, are doomed.”

    I think there will always be young people interested in being close to masters of every branch of knowledge. We are social beings. Besides, some accreditations are more valuable than others. Some of the best years of my life were as a student. I could not have operated a cyclotron or worked with radioactive materials without physical attendance. Remote training is by far more efficient but it can’t do everything. The best and brightest sparkle in our eyes a little brighter in person.

  2. dougman says:

    Colleges as we know them, are doomed.

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