Archive for November, 2013

Stanford’s Open MOOC Platform

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

Stanford University is clearly a global leader in higher education and in the evolving MOOC revolution.  Steve Kolowich has written an interesting article entitled “With Open Platform, Stanford Seeks to Reclaim MOOC Brand” for the Chronicle of Higher Education.  The thrust of the message is that despite, or perhaps because of, the rapid successes of the proprietary Coursera, Udacity, and similar MOOC providers, Stanford is working to provide an open-source alternative through the Open edX platform.  Eventually this will be part of a virtual Stanford campus.