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Open edX主题网站

Raccoon最近开放了一个Open edX主题网站 https://themex.io/,目前放出了三款免费主题。

根据Raccoon自己的介绍:ThemeX 是一个提供好看的Open edX模板的地方,模板设计包含了样式、颜色、小组件等。你可以下载并且定制成自己想要的样子。网站处于测试期,目前是完全免费的。

Raccoon是来自俄罗斯的Open edX的技术服务商,他们的客户包括 Carnegie Melon University, University of California, Los Angeles, Microsoft, Applied Materials, edX.org, Open Education Platform Russia等。

2016年中国慕课行业研究白皮书

清华学堂日前召开了《2016年中国慕课行业研究白皮书发布会暨学堂在线三周年分享会》。作为国内MOOC的标杆企业,学堂在正规高等教育领域有不可逾越的背景和资源优势。发布会值得一看,可以移步这里 http://www.xuetangx.com/event/sanzhounian

高等教育慕课是个比较不好商业化的领域,也因此三大平台里面只有edX是非盈利机构,而Coursera和Udacity在职业培训领域做的顺风顺水。但是不盈利不代表没有意义,意义才是宇宙中最重要的事情。运作强大的背景和资源最后也是可以找到商业的点的。

值得吐槽的是,这个白皮书目前还找不到下载的地方,这里有一个预览链接不知道是不是全本 http://www.datayuan.cn/article/7868.htm

Open edX Eucalyptus发布:一个值得咀嚼的新版本

https://open.edx.org/blog/eucalyptus-new-release-chew

首先名词解析:Eucalyptus是Open edX第五个版本,中文含义为桉树。这是一种考拉喜欢吃的树叶的植物。

不知道为什么官方要用这个标题?可能是暗示有很多新特性。目前Github上的最新版本为 https://github.com/edx/edx-platform/releases/tag/open-release%2Feucalyptus.2 。这次发布的版本节奏有点不一样,之前是先出了一个Dogwood,然后是Dogwood.1和Dogwood.2。简单摘要如下:

Eucalyptus带来很多新的特性和提升。阅读 Open edX Release Notes 得到详细信息,按照Eucalyptus Installation Instructions 来进行尝试安装(不过这都是基于vargrant的各种stack,比较坑爹)。

Eucalyptus新特性

这部分是大家最关心的

  • 结束课程时候的徽章
  • LMS的书签(测试过可用)
  • 自学课程 Self-paced courses,学生自己决定学习时间,对应于教师进度课程instructor-paced courses
  • 可配置的数据存储服务
  • LMS的课程导航和标签
  • CourseTalk 课程评价
  • ORA问题中,为职员评价staff grading和学习者反馈报告提供了选项
  • 学习者ORA反馈报告
  • 课程“节”的预先要求,需要学习者得到特定分数以进入下一个“节”
  • 团队
  • 更新的E-Commerce支付

一些新的 XBlocks包括

  • Completion
  • Drag and Drop Problem
  • Peer Instruction

社区XBlocks目录请见XBlocks Directory.(我们有几个Xblock在上面)。 你可以考虑 adding your XBlocks to the XBlock Directory

失效特性

以下特性已经无效或者删除

  • REST APIs (deprecated):
    • Mobile, course structure, and profile images REST web services
  • Tools & Problem Types (deprecated):
    • Randomize component (replaced by randomized content blocks
    • Original drag and drop problem type (replaced by mobile-friendly drag and drop problem
  • Tools & XModules (deleted):
    • The graphical slider tool
    • The crowdsource hinter XModule
    • Support for the always_recalculate_grades XBlock field
    • The ENABLE_JWT_AUTH feature flag

Ficus

下一个Open edX版本为Ficus,中文名“榕树”,在2017年早期发布。

跟上Open edX社区

可以点击 e-mail列表和Slack频道 , 以及每月一次的 “remote meetups” 。

课程搜索网站CourseTalk

Open edX Eucalyptus版本中加入了对CourseTalk Widget的支持。学习者可以在Widget里面写入对课程的评价,然后这个评价会在CourseTalk网站以及它的所有Widget中显示(包括其它学习平台)。

CourseTalk成立于2012年,是供学习者搜索,发现和分享这个星球上提供最广泛的在线课程的领先网站。CourseTalk不仅连接学生到单个课程,也与高校,教授和其他学生通过引人入胜,社交和互动的用户体验连接。CourseTalk的核心是一个综合性的MOOC搜索,帮用户找到免费提供给任何人的公开报名课程。通过该网站,学生可以报名参加课程项目,与教授和其他学生沟通,给课程打分和评论。。该网站是教授得到在线课程真实反馈,以及大学和培训机构接触到渴望未来的学生的的理想场所。

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2016年春季北美LMS市场数据

本文数据来源于

http://mfeldstein.com/state-higher-ed-lms-market-spring-2016/

http://edutechnica.com/2016/03/20/lms-data-spring-2016-updates/

2016年春季LMS市场发生了一些显著的变化。ANGEL的数量持续减少,Canvas有不错的增长,BB则稍微下降。Moodle仍然保持稳定的第二位。

 

  • 增长最快的的LMS是Canvas。
  • Blackboard 持续的减少市场份额,而最多客户选择放弃的是 ANGEL。
  • Pearson宣布 LearningStudio’s 将于2017年末结束服务。
  • “其他”类型的系统包括少于50个应用的系统,例如Jenzabar, Edvance360, LoudCloud Systems, WebStudy, Schoology和 CampusCruiser。

Open edX2016年8月更新

学生的改进

We want your learners to focus on your course content instead of logistical details. To that end, we’ve added the ability to specify local time zones to the Account Settings page. No more mental gymnastics while learners convert from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) to their own time!

Additionally, on-the-go learners can stay up to date with the new versions of our Android and iOS apps. Version 2.5.1 for Android and version 2.5.0 for iOS allow learners to participate in course discussions as they move through course units instead of having to go to the Discussions page. These versions also include a bug fix so that learners see the number of votes their posts have received. You can download the edX app from Google Play or the App Store.

教师的改进

Course teams who want to hide exams and other content from learners after the due date are in luck! We’ve just introduced subsection hiding, which allows course teams to hide the contents of a subsection after the subsection’s due date has passed—without affecting grades. Learners can still see the titles for hidden subsections in the course navigation, but they can’t access the content. For more information, see Hide a Subsection from Learners in Building and Running an Open edX Course.

LMS showing a subsection with the message "The due date for this homework has passed".

Have you ever created a text input problem in the advanced editor and left the answer attribute blank by mistake—so that learners can’t answer the problem correctly? We’ve updated Studio so that it no longer allows course teams to save a text input problem that has an empty answer attribute.

Better data leads to better courses, and we’ve updated Insights so that  enrollment information now includes specific numbers for each of the enrollment options for your course: audit, verified, verified with credit, and professional. (Courses that ended before December 2015 might also include honor code enrollments.) For more information, see Enrollment Activity in Using edX Insights.

可用的提升

As part of our commitment to make the edX platform as accessible as possible, we’ve made improvements to the website, the LMS, and Studio. We’ve organized the social media site links in the website footer into lists to help people who use screen readers. We’ve increased color contrast in both the LMS and Studio to make elements clearer. And we’ve updated the edX tabbed component to make navigating pages without a mouse easier and more intuitive.

系统管理和开发的提升

The edX engineering team has been hard at work, improving performance in loading the learner Progress page by 75% as part of improving the overall performance of computing grades—just in time for the Eucalyptus release. We’ve also made changes to validation in the coupon creation process.

If you’ve been updating your installation of Open edX with each edX release, you may have noticed that we’re transitioning the XBlockDisableConfig model and its associated settings to the XBlockConfiguration andXBlockStudioConfiguration models. This transition is still in progress. When it is complete, we will delete the XBlockDisableConfig model and associated settings. The Eucalyptus release will not include these changes.

We’ve updated our documentation to include information about popular Open edX topics. In addition to instructions for serving course assets from a content delivery network (CDN), now available in Installing, Configuring, and Running the Open edX Platform, you can find information about using the XBlock URL to render an XBlock in HTML without the LMS user interface in two places: Rendering XBlocks with the XBlock URLin the Open edX Developer’s Guide and Rendering XBlocks with the XBlock URL in the Open edX XBlock Tutorial. If you find this content useful, please drop us a line at docs@edx.org!

即将到来

We’re planning lots of improvements during August—including more updates to coupons and a streamlined About page creation process. Stay tuned!