Open edX | June 2018 : AMI, 2018 Conference…

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JUNE 2018 – NEWSLETTER #6

 

SOFTWARE

Prof. Lorena Barba implemented an effective flipped learning experience with Jupyter

• IBL Education launched a free, easy-to-handle, production-ready version of Open edX, available on AWS’ AMI marketplace

Big Blue Button improved its integration on the Open edX platform

 

2018 OPEN EDX CONFERENCE

A successful Open edX conference in Montréal. The most interesting tweets

Agarwal: We expect to triple our global reach to 100M learners in 2022

• Videos and slides of the 2018 Open edX Conference

Zvi Galil shared insights on Georgia Tech’s online CS Master’s (Video Talk)

“MOOCs are not addressing the problems of education,” said Columbia’s researcher Fiona Hollands

• Jupyter-based courses in Open edX: Authoring and Grading with notebooks

 

COURSES

Microsoft has developed 180+ courses on edX.org, with 2.6M learners

Jeb Bush advocated at CNBC the Open edX-based ‘Freshman Year For Free Program’

• Duke encouraged its community to use Open edX for internal training

• McKinsey Academy refocused his course offering targeting pre-IPO companies

 

STRATEGY

Harvard University will launch LabXchange, an Open edX Virtual Lab platform for biology students

Michigan Online, a new one-stop portal for all of the MOOCs of U-M

edX formulated its vision for adaptive learning

• A million dollars may be the price tag to deploy and maintain an Open edX platform, said a provider

 


This newsletter about Open edX is a monthly report compiled by the IBL News journalist staff, in collaboration with IBL Education, a New York City-based company that builds data-driven learning ecosystems and courses with Open edX. If you enjoy what you read please consider forwarding it to spread the word. Click here to subscribe.

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Open edX | May 2018: Jupyter Notebooks, Harvard, Microsoft, edX Inc…

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MAY 2018 – NEWSLETTER #5

Software

• edX released the Hawthorn beta version of the Open edX platform

• GW and IBL open-sourced an XBlock to add graded problems based on Jupyter Notebooks

 An Open edX XBlock to load content from a Jupyter Notebook

• Harvard and Microsoft test adaptive learning for the Open edX platform

Strategy

• These are some of the of most innovative sessions at the 2018 Open edX Conference

• Exponential growth on adoption of Open edX websites and courses

• “The growth of Open edX is strong, multi-vectored, and accelerating,” says author and edX engineer John Mark Walker

• edX’s code is 90 % open source and 10 % proprietary

• The Open edX Platform will adapt this month to European Data Protection Regulation

• MOOCs become a big business

Courses

• Microsoft launched on edX.org an ethics course for artificial intelligence developers, Ethics and Law in Data and Analytics.

• Producing one hour of learning content requires over 100 hours and costs $18K

• Redis Labs launched an introductory course on an Open edX platform

edX Inc.

• EdX.org will offer fewer courses for free

• Two Colombian universities join edX – edX revenues & expenses


IBL Newsletter about Open edX is a topic-curated, monthly report compiled by Michael Amigot, Founder at IBL Education, a New York City-based company that builds data-driven learning ecosystems and courses with Open edX. If you enjoy what you read please consider forwarding it to spread the word. Click here to subscribe.

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Newsletter #4 April 2018
Newsletter #3 November 2017

Newsletter #2 Octubre 2017
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Open edX | April 2018: Hawthorn, Conference, NVIDIA…

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APRIL 2018 – NEWSLETTER #4

• edX announced that the Hawthorn Open edX release will happen this May, after four months of delay.

• The Open edX 2018 Conference speaker schedule (May 29-31, Montreal) has been announced.

• The NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute (DLI) launched a deeply integrated, distributed and built-to-scale Open edX ecosystem with custom labs for certified instructor-led training and self-paced courses.

• Over 5,000 students (3,000 Boeing employees) have completed the Architecture and Systems Engineering course series developed by MITx in collaboration with Boeing and edX.

• Professor Lorena Barba, from GW, announced an open online course on computing for engineers: Get Data Off The Ground with Python on the GW Engineering platform.

• edCast redefined its commercial focus, transitioning from an Open edX hosting company into a marketplace for corporate learning content providers.

• CEO of edX, Anant Agarwal, suggested to U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to tie federal financial aid to new credentials in education such as MicroMasters and professional certificates rather than traditional on-campus degrees.

 edX partnered with Microsoft and General Electric to provide Massachusetts residents with subsidized online courses and guaranteed job interviews.

• Global Knowledge launched its learning platform with over 100 on-demand courses. This platform is a heavily customized solution with the Open edX version at its core.

• Bitnami launched a new version of the Open edX platform based on the ginkgo.2 version.

• The Linux Foundation passed the one million mark for people trained at edX.org.

• Frontline Systems launched Solver.Academy, an Open edX-based online learning platform.

• Bibblio, a platform which provides course recommendations, developed the Bibblio XBlock with Proversity educational consultant.

 


The IBL Newsletter about Open edX is a topic-curated email report compiled by Michael Amigot, Founder at IBL Education, a New York City-based company that builds data-driven learning platform and courses with Open edX. If you enjoy what you read please consider forwarding it to spread the word. Click here to subscribe.

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Newsletter #2 Octubre 2017
Newsletter #1 Sept 2017

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