BWW Geeks World

EdX Announces Partnership with Google to Expand Open Source Platform

September 10
9:20 2013
EdX Announces Partnership with Google to Expand Open Source Platform

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ EdX, the not-for-profit online learning initiative, today announced its partnership with Google to jointly develop the edX open source learning platform, Open edX, and expand the availability of the platform and its learning tools to individuals and institutions around the world. In collaboration with Google, edX will build out and operate MOOC.org, a new site for non-xConsortium universities, institutions, businesses, governments and teachers to build and host their courses for a global audience. This site will be powered by the jointly developed Open edX platform.

Google will work on the core platform development with leading experts from many edX partner institutions, including MIT, Harvard, UC Berkeley, Stanford, University of Western Australia, University of Queensland, and Tsinghua University. In addition, edX and Google will collaborate on research into how students learn and how technology can transform learning and teaching on campus and beyond.

"We have long admired Google's commitment to open access to information, and we believe they will be a perfect partner to work with as we shape the next generation of open education and learning," said Anant Agarwal, president of edX. "Google shares our mission to improve learning both on-campus and online. Working with Google's world-class engineers and technology will enable us to advance online, on-campus and blended learning experiences faster and more effectively than ever before."

This new site for online learning will provide a platform for colleges, universities, businesses and individuals around the world to produce high-quality online and blended courses. MOOC.org will be built on Google infrastructure.

Related Links
Reach Analytics Joins the Direct Marketing Association to Present a Webinar on Breakthroughs in the Search for Targeted B2C ProspectsReach Analytics Joins the Direct Marketing Association to Present a Webinar on Breakthroughs in the Search for Targeted B2C Prospects
May 28, 2016
Buy, Rent, or Renovate: The Plan Collection Explores 3 Factors to Consider When You Need a Bigger Home PlanBuy, Rent, or Renovate: The Plan Collection Explores 3 Factors to Consider When You Need a Bigger Home Plan
May 28, 2016
ViaSat Applauds FCC Action to Include New and Innovative Technologies to Compete for Connect America Fund; Gives Rise to New High-Speed Options for Consumers NationwideViaSat Applauds FCC Action to Include New and Innovative Technologies to Compete for Connect America Fund; Gives Rise to New High-Speed Options for Consumers Nationwide
May 27, 2016
Smart City Communication Networks Industry United States Market Research Report 2016Smart City Communication Networks Industry United States Market Research Report 2016
May 27, 2016
Integrated Graphics Industry Global Market Research Report 2016Integrated Graphics Industry Global Market Research Report 2016
May 27, 2016


About Author

   Subscribe to Author Alerts

GEEKS VIDEOS



Become a Fan, Follower & Subscriber

           Facebook Like Follow