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  • 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
  • July 29, 2015
    I’m Ben McMorran, a rising junior studying computer science at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. I’ve spent the last twelve weeks as a software engineering intern on the Teaching and Learning (TNL) team. This is my second summer as an intern here at edX. While there are many tasks I worked on during...
    Author: Ben McMorran
  • July 22, 2015
    One of our goals for the new fiscal year is to provide improved guidance for XBlock developers, especially those who are new to XBlocks. As a first step, we have just released the Open edX XBlock Tutorial. The tutorial provides much new information, including: A quick start section that helps you...
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  • July 15, 2015
    In a partnership between AWS, Bitnami, and edX, the Open edX Stack is now available in the AWS Marketplace as Open edX powered by Bitnami.   Bitnami creates and maintains a library of popular server applications and development environments, set up for easy installation. These applications and...
  • July 8, 2015
    About two years ago, McKinsey Academy and edX began working closely together to launch a new professional development experience for McKinsey’s clients built on the Open edX platform. Recently, using the XBlock framework, the McKinsey Academy team -- in partnership with OpenCraft -- worked to build...
  • July 1, 2015
    To enable a richer set of immediate feedback options in the Open edX platform, the Open Learning Initiative at Stanford University collaborated with edX and the Open edX community to add two new feedback mechanisms across all of the basic problem types in the platform.   The Open Learning...
    Author: Ross Strader
  • June 17, 2015
    On May 29 and 30, 2015, I had the pleasure to participate as an "event-helper" & jury in the largest-ever Open edX hackathon, held in France, and organized by OpenedX, IONISx (the digital learning arm - built on the Open edX platform - of IONIS Education Group, which includes the largest...
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  • June 10, 2015
    This month marks Open edX's second anniversary. Happy anniversary everyone! :) The edX project was launched in May 2012, with its first commit dating back to December 2011. But as a user of the platform, June 1, 2013 looked like Christmas. The code that was powering edx.org was open-sourced! Of...
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  • June 2, 2015
    We are pleased to announce that the Open edX platform is now incorporating Creative Commons licenses for sites that choose to offer them! This feature is currently live on edx.org, and site operators will get the functionality when they update their version of Open edX. Turning the feature on is as...
  • June 1, 2015
    Two years ago, we took our platform and released it to the world under the AGPL. Not only could anyone install, setup, and use the same software that powers edX.org, they could also develop, change, modify, and share it with anyone (and everyone) else. The past two years have been exciting. We...
  • May 27, 2015
    Over the past few days, six edXers have flown from Cambridge, MA to Paris in order to participate in an Open edX hackathon in France. Alongside France Université Numérique (FUN-MOOC) and IONISx, Nimisha Asthagiri, David Baumgold, Gabe Mulley, Beth Porter, Brian Talbot, and Ed Zarecor will be...
  • May 6, 2015
    Recently, VP of Product Beth Porter met Ivan Shumkov from Open Online Academy (OOAc), which teaches architecture, design, construction, and real estate courses using the Open edX platform. Among their efforts, student work is shared and distributed using open licenses. One of their MOOCs was about...
  • April 15, 2015
    Issues of learning technologies and accessibility are more of a hot topic in our field than usual these days. EdX recently reached a settlement with the Justice Department to make its website, course creation platform and mobile applications accessible under ADA. Harvard and MIT are facing a...
    Author: Romy Ruukel
  • April 8, 2015
    PyCon 2015 is coming up, and we're all super excited! PyCon is the largest annual gathering for the community using the Python programming language, and since Open edX is written in Python, it's a big event for us. This year, Open edX is an official sponsor of PyCon, and we have several great...

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