Google and edX team up to launch MOOC.org

Google and edX will build out and operate MOOC.org.

EdX, the not-for-profit online learning initiative, edX, which is founded by Harvard and MIT, has announced a partnership with Google to jointly develop their open-source learning platform, known as Open edX. The edX core offerings currently consist of a few dozen free “Massive Open Online Courses,” or MOOCs, from top-flight university partners like MIT, Harvard, and Berkeley–but the Open edX vision goes far beyond that.

 

 

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MOOC mania – more action in 1 year than the last 1,000 years

MOOCs are a powerful force for good.

Where did all of the MOOC mania come from? It came faster than Facebook and it’s here to stay. In just a year MOOCs emerged from a unique mix of entrepreneurial spirit, a few leading US Universities, supported by not-for-profits and venture capital. It’s an ecosystem that can take an idea and support it through to a sustainable business. That’s impressive.

 

 

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