Online Learning Update

July 31, 2010

Online Learning Gets a ‘Do-It-Yourself’ Web Site

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:01 am

By Sophia Li, Chronicle of Higher Ed

A new player entered the field of open online education last week: Nixty, a Web site that allows any user to take and create courses for free. The new learning platform started up with over 200 course offerings culled from open-source content already available online, such as courses from the Khan Academy and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s OpenCourseWare Project. Nixty’s users have begun developing about 120 new courses since its launch, said Glen Moriarty, the company’s chief executive.

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