Open edX | November 2018: edX.org, NYU, Imperial College, Microsoft, MITx…

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OPEN EDX PLATFORM

• Open edX-Based Freshman Year for Free Initiative Reaches 100,000 Students Milestone

• Reach of the edX.org and Open edX Platform In Numbers

 

EDX.ORG

• Three Professors from Queensland University Awarded with the 2018 edX Prize

• NYU, Western Governors and HEC Montreal Join the edX Consortium

 

COURSES

• Microsoft Launches a Series of 10 Courses about Cybersecurity on edX.org

• A Course from Imperial College on edX to Help Investors Understand Climate Risk

 

INITIATIVES

• EdX Studies the Viability of the MicroBachelors New Credential

• MITx Displays Videos from Courses on edX on Its New YouTube Channel

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

• Education Calendar

 


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Open edX | October 2018: YouTube, Harvard, Microsoft, Columbia…

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INITIATIVES

• YouTube will invest $20M on educational content, and will partner with portals, including edX.org

EdX will participate in Cyber NYC, an initiative intended to dominate cybersecurity

COURSES

A Harvard course on edX will teach to build a machine learning algorithm

• Microsoft and edX will produce courses on education transformation

• Columbia releases a MOOC to help veterans transition to college

MASTER’S

• Indiana University launches two Master’s degree programs on edX.org

EdX launches nine Master’s degree programs at $10K-$23K

• MIT – edX MicroMasters adds Harvard Extension School and four more institutions

SOFTWARE

Restarting the platform and other Advice Managing Open edX

OPINION

• Analysis: Build vs Buy vs Open edX

Opinion: Artificial Intelligence will reshape education

• Opinion: Education as a marketing tool for software companies

• Opinion: Modularize and repurpose your learning content


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Open edX | September 2018: MIT, Anant Agarwal, TU Delft, United Nations…

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SEPTEMBER 2018 – NEWSLETTER #9
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PLATFORMS

• Global Knowledge launches a new hybrid format on its Open edX platform

• FUN Open edX platform’s revenue streams to achieve financial sustainability

 

SOFTWARE

• edX recommends upgrading its Open edX platform to Hawthorn.2

• Overseas freelancers offer to install basic Open edX for $160

• Opinion: Jupyter is a surprisingly powerful teaching tool which works well with Open edX

 

COURSES & PROGRAMS

• TU Delft reaches the two million learners milestone

• MIT’s introductory course about computer science on edX reaches 1.2M online learners

• United Nation’s sustainable development courses on edX.org

• The 2018 best edX instructors

 

ANANT AGARWAL

• Anant Agarwal wins the Yidan Prize for his work with the edX platform

• Anant Agarwal’s column: How MOOCs help the skills transformation issue

 


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Open edX | August 2018 Newsletter : Hawthorn, Jupyter Notebook, Georgia Tech, Campus-IL…

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AUGUST 2018 – NEWSLETTER #8  |  More stories at IBLNews.org

 

HAWTHORN

• Hawthorn.1 Is Finally Here – edX Launches Its Eighth Version of the Platform

• Open edX Hawthorn’s New Features

• Hawthorn’s New Features Reviewed by the Community

 

JUPYTER NOTEBOOK

• Open IBL Jupyter Notebook: New Distribution of Open edX on AWS’ AMI Community

• The 2018 Jupyter Notebook Conference Highlighted the Success of this Tool in Education

 

COURSES & PROGRAMS

• IBM’s CognitiveClass.ai Launches Two Professional Programs on edX.org

• Georgia Tech Launches a Master’s Degree for $10K on edX.org

• Op-Ed: Freshman Year Can Be Free Online For Anyone

• Two MIT Professors Recognized For Their Methods and Technologies on edX’s MOOCs

 

STRATEGY

• NVIDIA Adds New Improvements to Its Open edX Training Ecosystem

• Campus-IL, Israel’s National Open edX Platform, Consolidates Its Project

• Podcast: Vermont Oxford Network (VON) Learning Platform In Depth

University at Buffalo Explores How to Incorporate Virtual Immersive Pedagogy on MOOCs

 


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Open edX | July 2018 Newsletter : Harvard’s LabXchange, Hawthorn, SUNY Buffalo, IBM…

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JULY 2018 – NEWSLETTER #7  |  More stories at IBLNews.org

 

EDX SOFTWARE

Harvard’s LabXchange will re-engineer the Open edX platform to allow instructors to remix content

EdX engineers are building a transferrable student records tool

A new XBlock to award badges after an assessment in the course

• EdX creates “Hawthorn Day” to get feedback before releasing its latest code

The Open edX hawthorn version takes Its final steps before delivery

• Installing and deploying an Open edX instance: A view from the developer and author McDaniel

STRATEGY

SUNY Buffalo pilots VR integration on the Open edX platform

Corporations create online institutes to educate external audiences

• IBM’s Cognitive Class Open edX platform explains how it scaled to 1M users

• An edX survey finds a strong appetite for career shifts

University governance favors the standardization of online programs

INITIATIVES

Behind the Freshman Year for Free program, with +60,000 learners (Podcast)

• UQx builds tools to expand social polling and collaboration in Open edX

• A free MIT summer online program on STEM courses for high schoolers

• Another self-managed solution with Open edX

COURSES

• MIT’s Supply Chain MicroMaster program on edX achieves a successful result

HarvardX launches three new CS50 Courses, with Prof. Malan as a lead instructor

IBM Launches on edX a course about how to build chatbots and make money with them

A new edition of HarvardX’s “Science & Cooking” course on edX.org with more top chefs

UC Berkeley launches a blockchain fundamentals program on
edX


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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

 


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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


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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.

 


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