Creators of database on which edX is built to offer MOOCs via edX (cool!)
10gen, the company that develops open source database mongoDB on which open courseware edX is built, will soon be offering courses on how to develop using the database via the edX platform that was created on it. Cool huh?
The company says the MOOCs offered by 10gen will include interactive content, practical assignments, short videos, quizzes and other activities.
“Teaching MongoDB online through the innovative MOOC format allows us to make our best instructors available to
users worldwide,” said Erlichson. “Offering online classes is a natural fit with our open source approach and a logical extension to the dozens of MongoDB events we hold around the world each year.”
“Education at our universities and in the workplace is undergoing an exciting transformation as instructors are tapping into the power of the Internet and new collaborative techniques that revolutionize distance learning,” added Anant Agarwal, president and first professor at edX.
More at 10gen or edX.