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  • 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...
  • September 8, 2015
    By Michael Amigot, Founder at IBL Studios Education It’s a Global Success The Open edX software is open-source technology that makes learning easier and studying faster. It was created by MIT and Harvard University, and was quickly supported by universities such as UC Berkeley, Georgetown, and...
  • September 2, 2015
    Hi! I’m Linda Liu, a rising junior at MIT. I’ve spent the last three months here at edX as a software engineering intern on the Mobile team, during which I’ve had the opportunity to work in a range from server side to iOS and Android development. I’d like to talk about two projects - the first,...
    Author: Linda Liu
  • August 31, 2015
    Greetings! My name is Colin Fredericks. I work at HarvardX as a Senior Project Lead, which means that most of my job is helping Harvard professors make quality courses. However, over the past few months I've been working, mostly in my spare time, on adding partial credit to the Open edX platform. I...
  • August 27, 2015
    We’ve been working hard to find the absolute best location for this year’s Open edX conference hackathon, and we're really happy to announce this year it will be held at CIC Boston, a co-working and conference space centrally located in downtown Boston. CIC Boston provides state-of-the-art...
  • August 26, 2015
    My name is James Rowan, and I am a rising junior studying math at MIT. I got to spend my summer working as an intern on the analytics team at edX, focusing on the data pipeline. The analytics team provides data and metrics for use by course teams, researchers, and internal teams at edX. My work...
    Author: James Rowan
  • August 24, 2015
    Most developers who have added features to edx-platform are familiar with ModuleStoreTestCase. If your tests exercise anything relating to courseware content (even it's just creating an empty course), inheriting from this class will ensure that data gets cleaned up properly between individual tests...
  • August 21, 2015
    Today we are announcing the full lineup of community speakers for the year’s Open edX Conference. We have talks presenting use cases from on-campus blended learning to remote medical training to corporate and professional development, in-depth technical discussions about deployment in new and...
  • August 19, 2015
    My name is Tyler Nickerson, and I am a rising junior at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, MA. For the past three months, I have had the pleasure of being an edX intern working with the E-Commerce team. The E-Commerce team develops tools that are used to better manage and maintain...
  • August 13, 2015
    We are pleased to announce the release of Cypress, the third release of Open edX, the open source online learning platform that powers edX.org as well as hundreds of other online courses around the world. To get it now, please see the Cypress installation instructions. This release is absolutely...
  • August 12, 2015
    I’m Kyle McCormick, a rising sophomore at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and I just finished an 11-week summer internship on edX’s Mobile team. During my time on the team, I focused primarily on performance-related backend work. In this post, I’m going to be talking about one of the two projects...
  • August 6, 2015
    We are thrilled to announce that Mitchel Resnick, educator, technologist, and developer of Scratch, will deliver a keynote address to Open edX Con 2015 on Monday, October 12th. Mitchel Resnick has been teaching and learning technology with children since the early 1990s. Along the way he has...
  • August 5, 2015
    Summary Over the past several months, edX partners and Open edX community members designed and implemented new sign in capabilities that allow learners to use their campus credentials to access edX courses. Similar to the way that edX currently supports sign in with Google or Facebook, learners at...
    Author: Beth Porter

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