The MexicoX Open edX platform surpassed this year the milestone of one million students registered, with 85% from Mexico and 15% from Colombia, Peru, Spain, Argentina and other countries.
Funded by Mexico’s Ministry of Education ad managed by its Television Educativa, this platform features over 110 courses in Spanish and claims that its completion rate on courses is around 27% (73.25% on SPOCs and 18.13% for MOOCs), despite the fact that it does not issue certificates or credit credentials; only proof of participation.
After launching in June 2015, MexicoX has acquired 31 institution partners. It covers six major strategic lines: fundamental academic skills, specialized skills. teacher training skills, national challenges, global challenges, promotion of art, culture and for the enjoyment of knowledge.
MexicoX’s most popular courses are:
- Redacción para todos from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)
- Finanzas para emprendedores from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)
- Introducción a los Ambientes Virtuales de Aprendizaje from Dirección General de Educación Superior para Profesionales de la Educación (DGESPE)
- Algebra Lineal from Teconológico Nacional de México
- Piérdele el miedo a las mates from Teconológico Nacional de México
- Iniciación al uso de hojas de cálculo en el aula con Microsoft Excel from Microsoft
- Álgebra Lineal from Teconológico Nacional de México
- Cálculo Diferencial from Teconológico Nacional de México
- Informática en la vida moderna from Teconológico Nacional de México
- Aritmética y principios de Álgebra from Tecnológico Nacional de México
Modifications over the Open edX code include a reporting analytics system, registration service which allows partners to enroll their users and different UIs for partner institutions.
Class Central has crafted an elaborated report on MexicoX.
I understand that MéxicoX is built upon Open edX. Have any modifications been made to the platform?
Yes, we have developed:
● a reporting system that gives us better insights on the information in the platform;
● a web service for allied institutions to register and enroll users from their platforms; and
● an independent front end, in order to allow different institutions and/or countries to use the platform with their own branding yet share the available courses.