- March 14, 2023
-- Lynn Bentley, President of Knobull announced, "We have become an edX affiliate because of its open source approach that has attracted a large portfolio of online higher education courses with the most versatile course assessment currently available. Advantages include:"
- Large catalog of online higher education courses.
- Enroll in either self-paced or timed classes, ranging between four and twelve weeks
- Open source platform (Open edX) enables developers to build and share assessment modules.
- Students may audit or pursue Honor Certificates for free.
- Think of edX as a platform that enables admittedly large and well-heeled universities to reach traditional and non-traditional students alike.
- The courses are both self-paced and timed classes, which are free. Discussions are well organized, students have contact with their professors, TAs, or colleagues. Edx offers various certificates (Honor, Verified, and XSeries).
- EdX courses possess features of online education, including discussion forums; machine-graded multiple-choice assessments; self and peer assessments; and, of course, video lectures (typically divided into segments of twenty minutes or less).
- EdX offers a large catalog of courses that tends to favor higher education. It includes courses available from sixty-five universities, non-profits, corporations, and other organizations.
Searching for courses is a delight with edX's tag-based search engine. Each time you make a selection, edX adds a tag to the top of the page.
Bentley concluded, "When it comes to assessment, faculty and students alike benefit from edX's open-source approach. Thanks to the Open edX platform, universities can draw upon existing modules, or XBlocks, when building classes.
The faculty at Harvard, MIT, Rice, Cornell, UC Berkeley, and UT Austin produced coursework. The classes can be accessed in my LinkedIn blog posts and an edX button will soon be available on our homepage."