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Google Joins Open edX 29

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the by-your-sources-combined dept.
lpress writes "Google and MIT have both built open source MOOC platforms and offered innovative MOOCs. They have just announced the establishment of mooc.org, a non-profit organization that will provide a platform to develop, host, and research online courses. The devil is, no doubt, in the details, but this combination of MIT's educational expertise and reputation, Google's vast infrastructure, and the lofty goals of both organizations might turn out to be revolutionary." From Google's research weblog: "Google and edX have a shared mission to broaden access to education, and by working together, we can advance towards our goals much faster. In addition, Google, with its breadth of applicable infrastructure and research capabilities, will continue to make contributions to the online education space, the findings of which will be shared directly to the online education community and the Open edX platform." Course Builder will continue to be maintained for the time being, but eventually Google will "provide an upgrade path to Open edX and MOOC.org from Course Builder."
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Google Joins Open edX

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  • by chuckinator (2409512) on Wednesday September 11, 2013 @11:56AM (#44819903)
    Google is the best MOOC every since they opened their doors in '98, but you have to brush up on your research skills to appreciate it.
  • Re:*sigh* (Score:0, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday September 11, 2013 @12:04PM (#44819993)

    Cynically I'm forced to conclude Google is doing this to get access to the information on all of those students to make even more money from.

    And to introduce more back doors for their boss.

    Instead of compiling, they are profiling.

    Everything has been compromised, from baby formula to missile guidance systems, everything. 'Trust' has been reduced to a punchline.

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