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Stanford to help develop online learning system

Published on NewsOK Modified: April 3, 2013 at 1:32 pm •  Published: April 3, 2013

As part of the collaboration, elements of Stanford's Class2Go system will be incorporated into edX before the program's source code is made available for the asking June 1, edX President Anant Agarwal said. Since the first class went up on edX last year, an MIT electrical engineering class taught by Agarwal, the founders had always planned to share it so outside programmers and researchers could adapt and refine it, he said.

"I really believe this will enable true, planet-scale application of online education," Agarwal said.

While some future Stanford courses will be produced using edX, Stanford plants to retain its own online course portal instead of using the edX website to register students, which colleges such as the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Texas at Austin now do.