From Forbes and Inside Higher Ed. “Inside Higher Ed reported today that Google and edX are partnering to offer an open-source MOOC — massively open online course — platform. The announcement means that virtually anyone will be able to create online course offerings. This move is likely to cause further disruption in the race among edX’s competitors, Udacity and Coursera, to gain the high ground in the creation and delivery of online education.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University are the founding institutions behind edX, an online education provider who just partnered with Google on an open-source MOOC platform.Inside Higher Ed reports, EdX, the online course provider created by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute for Technology, sees an open-source future for massive online courses. On Tuesday, the company announced it has found a like-minded partner in Google, which will work with edX to make its online course platform more accessible to aspiring developers.
Together, edX and Google’s programmers will build Open edX, an open-source MOOC platform that will be made available on MOOC.org. The website, which will launch early next year, will enable anyone — universities, corporations and individuals alike — to create online courses.””