(2012-06-05) Varying Software Behind Moocs
There’s another gulf again between these two systems and the new Stanford University-model-MOOCs. (Although MITx – and now presumably EdX – does say it will open source its MOOC platform (source code link?).) The latter MOOCs have recreated a traditional LMS in many ways for their technology platforms, driving (almost) all course activity onto their own course sites. Udacity does host its videos on YouTube. Otherwise, there’s no RSS. There’s no integration with external student blogs. The social or peer element involves primarily class forums. All work is done on and submitted via the platform.
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