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Posted in: Education Leaders / edX News / Open edX

A few days ago Google and edX announced a new collaboration: Google and edX will jointly develop MOOC.org, but it will be owned and operated by edX.The new site will host the Open edX learning platform to allow instructors at non-edX-affiliated universities to develop and publish courses online. While they haven’t announced pricing, if history is any guide, courses with small enrollments may be free...

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Posted in: Education Leaders / edX News / Open edX

We were honored to host Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan at the edX offices in Cambridge, MA tonight to celebrate her foundation’s creation of a new Arabic-language MOOC portal, Edraak, built on the Open edX platform. Her Majesty witnessed the signing of the agreement by edx and Queen Rania Foundation CEO Haifa Dia Al-Attia. It is remarkable to see Her Majesty’s commitment...

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Posted in: Education Leaders / MOOC Research

MOOCs, or Massive Open Online Courses for the uninitiated, have taken the education world by storm. As with any disruptive technology, there are bound to be some pitfalls along the way. How can instructors new to MOOCs successfully navigate teaching a MOOC? We’ve recently finished teaching BerkeleyX CS169.1x and CS169.2x, Software as a Service Parts I & II, on edX. Here are some tips from...

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