Open educational resources

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Stanford to collaborate with edX to develop a free, open source online learning platform

The edX learning platform source code, as well as platform developments from Stanford, edX and other contributors, will be available on June 1, 2013. Continue reading


SXSWedu: A MOOC Love Fest

Although MOOCs won’t replace universities, they are “causing universities to rethink what’s possible with education,” Continue reading

Peer Grading Can’t Work

… The implicit assumption of any peer grading arrangement is that students with minimal direction can do what humanities professors get paid to do and I think that’s the fatal flaw of these arrangements. This assumption not only undermines the authority of professors everywhere; it suggests that the only important part of college instruction is … Continue reading

Google Will Fund Cornell MOOC

Google will support — both financially and technologically — the MOOC version of Six Pretty Good Books. Continue reading

Learning Outcomes in Online Courses Not Equal for All Students

Sacrificing grades and persistence for cheaper, easier access to education could lead to an achievement gap in academia. Continue reading

Rate my MOOC

The MOOC review sites offer a fascinating glimpse into the population of nontraditional learners enrolled in online courses. Students from Stockholm to Macedonia, posting on Course Talk about a University of Pennsylvania MOOC on modern American poetry, say the class has allowed them to “dwell in possibility.” Continue reading