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  • February 11, 2016
    Dogwood is here! While Boston may be covered in snow, here in the edX office, blossoming Dogwood is in the air! This fourth Open edX release brings new features, accessibility improvements, and other options to the platform. A global community uses Open edX to teach and train everywhere from high...
  • January 14, 2016
    We are excited to announce that Stanford University will host Open edX Con 2016! This year, we’ll be moving away from the bucolic New England autumn to a beautiful Bay Area summer for 2016’s conference, Open edX Con: Education Shared. Join us June 14th to 17th to share, learn, discuss, innovate and...
  • January 13, 2016
    We are opening the call for proposals for Open edX Con 2016: Education Shared! This year, the conference will be June 14-15th at Stanford University in California, followed by Hands-on Days June 16-17th. The Open edX platform is a leading online teaching and learning platform, powering edX.org and...
  • January 4, 2016
    UPVx started as Universitat Politècnica de València’s foray into the world of MOOCs. They ran an independent instance of the Open edX platform, which they used to share their courses with students and the world. UPVx is inspiring in its success. A total of 95,963 students from more than 100...
  • January 3, 2016
    This new feature adds increased flexibility in assessment response. University of British Columbia (UBC) came together with edX and Stanford for four months of collaborative work on this Stanford initiated feature. Instructors can now configure the Open Response Assessment (ORA) tool to accept...
  • December 9, 2015
    My name’s Sean Lip, and I’m writing this post on behalf of Oppia.org, a website that allows people to create and share interactive online learning experiences called ‘explorations’. These explorations simulate a conversation with a personal tutor, allowing students to learn by doing while receiving...
    Author: Sean Lip
  • December 7, 2015
    I wanted to communicate some changes within the edX leadership.  Beth Porter, our Vice President of Product, will be leaving edX on December 11. Beth has made a lasting impact on numerous major initiatives during her time at edX, both on edX products and features and within the Open edX community...
    Author: Wendy Cebula
  • December 7, 2015
    We’re thrilled to share that Proversity, an early adopter of the Open edX platform, has closed a $1.6M investment round from RSBC Financial Services, an international technology venture capital firm based in London, UK. Read Proversity’s full announcement here. Proversity is a London-based MOOC...
  • December 2, 2015
    I recently spoke with Cathy Herbert, Director of Training and Enablement at Metalogix, about what her team doing with the Open edX platform. Cathy is an expert on the use of the Open edX platform for corporate training. Metalogix creates unified management software to migrate, manage and secure...
  • November 19, 2015
    We will be moving Open edX community discussions from IRC (#edx-code on irc.freenode.net) to Open edX on Slack. Get an invite here. We spent a lot of time discussing the switch, and we’re excited about the opportunities it creates for greater community involvement. What is Slack? Slack is a team...
  • November 2, 2015
    You can now watch every keynote and breakout session from the 2015 Open edX Conference online on our YouTube channel! One of our goals for this year’s conference was to enable broader access and participation for the community. We worked to provide livestreaming of much of this year’s Open edX...
  • October 19, 2015
    The 2nd annual Open edX Conference was filled with thought-provoking conversations, engaging presentations, and practical takeaways. More than 200 Open edX enthusiasts, developers, users, researchers, and educators traveled from around the world to join the discussion. Those who weren’t able to...
  • October 9, 2015
    Welcome to Wellesley and Open edX Con 2015! We’re excited for those of you who will be joining us in person and online. The conference is at Wellesley College, in Wellesley, MA. Though it’s not far from downtown Boston, the campus provides a very different view of life in New England than the one...
  • October 6, 2015
    We are taking some time in the weeks leading up to Open edX Con 2015 to share a bit about the speakers and what they are working on. Open edX Con 2015 is October 12-13th, at Wellesley College in Wellesley, MA. Edward Daciuk from ExtensionEngine will be presenting Open edX and Adaptive Learning...
  • October 1, 2015
    We are taking some time in the weeks leading up to Open edX Con 2015 to share a bit about the speakers and what they are working on. Open edX Con 2015 is October 12-13th, at Wellesley College in Wellesley, MA. Adolfo Brandes and Florian Haas come to Open edX Con from hastexo, working with...
  • September 30, 2015
    Overview The Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) standard is a widely-adopted, lightweight way to integrate diverse educational components. A containing application (the LTI consumer) embeds a tool (the LTI provider), to present a seamless user experience in a single web page. Open edX has long...
    Author: Beth Porter
  • September 28, 2015
    Today marks the final two weeks before Open edX Con 2015. Registration ends today, so register now to join us October 12-13th at Wellesley College in Wellesley, MA.   If you’re undecided about the conference, here are some reasons why this year’s conference is going to be amazing:   Visit the...
  • September 25, 2015
    ExtensionEngine goes above and beyond as a member of the Open edX community, using their corporate resources to organize and host meetups and sponsor Open edX Con 2015. We asked them to share some insights about their involvement with Open edX – read on, below. You can join ExtensionEngine (and us...
  • September 24, 2015
    The Open edX team is excited to announce our Tuesday keynote speaker, Dr. Jeff Jaffe, CEO of W3C.  In his role as CEO of the W3C, Dr. Jaffe works with W3C staff, membership, and the public to evolve and communicate W3C's mission to be the leading forum for technical development and stewardship of...
  • September 23, 2015
    The second Open edX Conference is just weeks away. Reviewing the final schedule, it’s clear that there is a high level of interest in understanding and working with the piles of data a MOOC can provide about student behavior, as well as data which reflects ways an Open edX instance can be improved...
  • September 16, 2015
    Today we’re pleased to announce the release of the Open edX Analytics Devstack and want to take some time to explain how the project came about. Big thanks go to Philippe Chiu and Braden MacDonald for their heroic efforts in making this project come to fruition. At last year’s very first Open edX...
  • September 15, 2015
    We are taking some time in the weeks leading up to Open edX Con 2015 to share a bit about the speakers and what they are working on. Open edX Con 2015 is October 12-13th, at Wellesley College in Wellesley, MA. Register today! Xavier Antoviaque, along with edX employee Sarina Canelake, will be...
  • September 14, 2015
    Following the successful release of Open edX Cypress, we are pleased to announce that Cypress virtual machine (VM) images are now available thanks to Bitnami! The Cypress virtual machine images areavailable for a wide variety of cloud platforms: Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform,...
  • September 10, 2015
    We are taking some time in the weeks leading up to Open edX Con 2015 to share a bit about the speakers and what they are working on. Open edX Con 2015 is October 12-13th, at Wellesley College in Wellesley, MA. Register today! Nicholus Warstadt, Silvia Vaca, and Feroze Naina will be presenting...
  • September 9, 2015
    My name is Utkarsh Jadhav, and I am a master’s student of Computer Science at Northeastern University, here in Boston. I have spent the last thirteen weeks at edX working with the Platform team. The Platform team is responsible for building up the infrastructure for Open edX products, particularly...

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