An engineer from this University, Sef Kloninger, has shared a snapshot of the features Stanford has built on its own Open edX’s instance.
So far we knew that those contributions included “real-time chat, bulk email, new installation scripts, operations tools and integration with external survey tools”, according to Stanford’s website.
The all-new features Stanford has built on Open edX are:
- Shibboleth integration
- Chat for on-campus courses
- Shopping cart / Cybersource payment for paid courses
- Bulk email
- Authoring tool improvements (e.g. view this unit in Studio, check all captions)
- Basic analytics (metrics tab)
- Targeted feedback
- Option shuffling
- LTI 2.0 (multiple submissions)
- Send anonymized user_id to external tools (e.g. Qualtrics)
- Time delay between problem set attempts
- Assist with new peer assessment system
- Incremental cert generation
- Unauthenticated, deep linking
- Stanford-specific checklist
Beyond this description, Mr. Kloninger’s talk at the University of Zurich, on June 3, focused on the process behind Stanford Open edx’s instance: servers, code management and developing features. Click here to download the slides from Mr. Kloninger’s talk.
The Stanford Open edX platform is being developed by a team of engineers as way to support research and experimentation in interactive instructional learning. This platform is being used for residential education and MOOCs.
Recently a report from Stanford University examined the use of online technology and methods for delivering education to improve course material for on-campus students, distance learners in professional education programs and lifelong learners around the world.
This “Stanford Online: 2013 in Review is a key document to understand how technology is advancing teaching and learning.