Open edX Pilot

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Issue Date
2018
Authors
Kerr, Joseph
Cleary, Kevin
Amigot II, Miguel
Stephens, Lisa
Bible, J. Bruce
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Keywords
SUNY , State University of New York , IITG , Innovative Instructional Technology Grants , MOOCs , Education Delivery Platform , Learning Management Systems , Course Delivery System , University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)
Abstract
The University at Buffalo (UB) College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), in collaboration with campus partners, proposes to explore Open edX as a traditional and post-traditional education delivery platform to students on a global scale. Open edX is the same open source platform that Harvard University and MIT co-produced to deliver MOOCs and is used for edX, but without requiring the two-million-dollar membership "buy in" to access the full-service edX consortium (marketing, hosting, etc.). Open edX provides a means to deliver courses, certificates and degrees in a highly flexible Learning Management System with different "plug ins" that enhance available functionality (e.g., e-commerce, research tools, etc.). We intend to partner with IBL Studios, a full service Open edX vendor, that can set up and configure Open edX, offer 24x7 application support, and assist UB with maintaining the UBx instance. If successful, we anticipate that a SUNYx service can be developed in a manner like the current SUNY-Coursera partnership.
Description
The University at Buffalo (UB) College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), in collaboration with campus partners, proposes to explore Open edX as a traditional and post-traditional education delivery platform to students on a global scale.
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