Open Source Solutions


IMS Global Learning Consortium Debuts Extended LTI Standard

IMS Global Learning Consortium has introduced LTI Advantage, the next phase of market adoption for its Learning Tools Interoperability standard.

Moodle Community Platform to Offer Closer Ties to OER, Crowdfunding Mechanism

Seeing a conflict between open and proprietary developments in educational technology and in society at large, Moodle founder Martin Dougiamas has started to refocus the open source learning platform's activities to do a more effective job of spreading openness.

Cornell Opens Content Repository to Autism Employment Resources

To provide help to companies and other organizations that would consider hiring people on the autism spectrum for skilled employment, Cornell University is working with Hewlett Packard Enterprise in helping to distribute resources developed for HPE's "Dandelion Program."

MIT Brings Free Science and Math Video Lessons to Charter High Schoolers

The agreement with Atlantis Charter School is the first of its kind for the "Blended Learning Open Source Science or Math Studies" or BLOSSOMS program. While other schools have used BLOSSOMS on an ad hoc basis, the latest arrangement will include professional development starting this month for teachers to help them improve their STEM instructional practices.

An Open Invitation to Innovation: Lone Star College-University Park

From its founding in 2012 with an "Invitation 2 Innovate" (i2i), to the premier this week of a new conference on open innovation, Lone Star College-University Park has innovation in its DNA. Here, CT speaks with the college’s chief strategist for innovation and research.



Campaign Spotlights Global Open Education Movement

Next week, a number of higher education institutions will be participating in Open Education Week, an annual awareness campaign for free and open educational opportunities. Launched in 2012, the event attracts hundreds of contributors from nearly 50 different countries and participants from more than 130 countries.

Unicon Intros Quick Start Learning Analytics Service

Open source services provider Unicon is launching a new offering designed to help higher education institutions get started with learning analytics.

Students Who Comment More in MOOCs Have Higher Rates of Completion

A recent study found that students who comment more on massive open online courses (MOOCs) are more likely to complete the course than those who do not comment.

Udacity Releases Self-Driving Car Simulator Source Code

The company has followed through on its promise last September that it would open source the software from its Self-Driving Car Engineer Nanodegree. Udacity has released the source code to its self-driving car simulator, which teaches users how to use deep learning to clone driving behavior.

8 Lessons Learned From Open Source Development

When Harvard kicked off OpenScholar six years ago, little did it realize the impact the website creation project would have on the university — and the academic world at large.

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