Thursday, June 25, 2015

Online learning platform Open edX is now available on Bitnami

Bitnami is excited to welcome contest-winner Open edX to the Bitnami Library. Open edX is the open-source online learning platform originally conceived by edX, a nonprofit online learning destination founded by Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University that offers courses from the world’s best universities and institutions. The Open edX platform provides development tools to create, teach, and manage courses, student experiences, and learning outcomes at Internet scale.

Online learning, both for small audiences and Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs), are becoming a vital part of the global education landscape. In voting for Open edX in Bitnami’s monthly contest, users showed their strong demand to make it easy for colleges, universities, and anyone else to launch their own fully functional education platform in the cloud with just a few clicks.

Each Open edX instance can host thousands of courses and hundreds of thousands of learners.
Features like discussion boards, peer-to-peer, instructor-driven and automated assessments, simulations and activities, videos, social/community capabilities, and support for rich content types are part of the package.

The included course management system provides an array of authoring tools to help educators create effective course materials that foster the emergence of vibrant online learning communities.
Analytics and data visualization tools enable in-depth analysis of students’ interaction with the platform.

Get Open edX in just a few clicks with the Bitnami Open edX installers, Virtual Machine images (VMs), and cloud images.