In this interview, I spoke with Ned Batchelder of Open edX about his team who he says are working to make the platform "the best place to experiment with new ideas, and then share those ideas with other educators who can build on them and make their own improvements."
What is open education and all of the resources out there all about? What does it all mean? Jodi Biddle tackles these big questions and more in this article for Opensource.com's Open Education Week.
The new edX course, Introduction to Linux, is hosted by The Linux Foundation and teaches newbies all about Linux. Jen Wike takes the course and gives her account of what it's like.
David Baumgold of edX shares his recap of his experience at OSCON 2014, which included a talk about MOOCs, open source, and education.
The challenges of the large and complex Open edX codebase, as told by David Baumgold, a software engineer at edX, to Travis Kepley of Red Hat.
Almost 25 years ago a young engineer started an operating system project "just for fun" to run on his own hardware. He opened it up to the world, and through a combination of good design and good luck, Linux was born. The Internet was the fundamental enabling technology of the large scale... Read more
The City of Boston has teamed with edX to create BostonX. It will offer free online college courses throughout the city. And it will make MOOCs (massive open online courses) available at community colleges and libraries throughout the city. BostonX is still in its infancy but the city hopes to make... Read more
Good university students finish projects by their assigned deadlines. The best ones submit their finished work in advance.
Higher Ed’s in trouble, in case you hadn’t heard. Burdened by runaway costs, unsustainable infrastructure, outrage over tuition increases, declining public dollars, and outmoded degree programs, colleges and universities are struggling to satisfy the needs of their current patrons, let alone cater... Read more
The open education landscape is set to grow a little more as Stanford University announces plans to team up with edX to build an online learning platform that universities and developers around the world can access for free. edX, a not-for-profit online education project founded in 2012 by MIT and... Read more