Online Learning Update

November 13, 2013

With Open Platform, Stanford Seeks to Reclaim MOOC Brand

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:10 am

by Steve Kolowich, Chronicle of Higher Ed

Now Stanford is looking to reclaim some leadership in the MOOC movement from the private companies down the street. For some of its offerings it has started using Open edX, the open-source platform developed by edX, an East Coast nonprofit provider of MOOCs. And Stanford is marshaling its resources and brainpower to improve its own online infrastructure. In doing so, the university is putting its weight behind an open-source alternative that could help others develop MOOCs independently of proprietary companies.

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