Open Source Platform Allows Anyone to Create Online Courses
A new nonprofit project developed by eight Stanford engineers called Class2Gomight have a solution. They let anyone in the world use their open source platform to run their own online course for free.
Like many MOOC's, Class2G0 allows users to learn via videos and interactive quizzes. But because the creators "believe strongly that valuable course content shouldn't be tied to any one platform," the videos are housed on mobile device-friendly YouTube. That ethos of portability is at the heart of their Khan Academy-style practice exercises, too. Instead of the exercises "being trapped in a propriety database," they can be used anywhere, the founders say on their site. The creators simply "don't want to built or maintain more than we have to."