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Overview of edX Studio

The edX platform consists of two primary user interfaces: the LMS and Studio. The LMS is what students use to interact with the course material, the instructor and each other. It is the part of the edX platform that most people are familiar with.

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What is an XBlock?

XBlock is the SDK for the edX MOOC platform. It's a framework that allows the open source software development community to extend and enhance edX to meet future needs and is written in Python2 and is a little of one year old. XBlock is one of the aspects of edX that makes it such a powerful tool.

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Building Effective LXD User Interfaces

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More Clicks Fewer Bricks: The Lecture Hall Is Obsolete – A Debate Review

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Overview of Open edX

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Open edX 2014 Product Roadmap

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LXD: 10 Things To Know About Learner Experience Design

With the rise in educational apps, corporate e-learning and online degree programs, our UX team is faced with new and exciting challenges designing experiences that are focused on how people learn.

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Student For Life

Huge forces are at play in higher education these days that are driving changes faster than at anytime before. The most obvious and striking change in education is the cost, which has more than doubled in the past 30 years when adjusted for inflation.

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Customizing Education

Picture a typical classroom of 20+ students staring at a chalkboard with a frazzled teacher at the helm. What if classrooms weren't defined by messy chalkboards and boring textbooks? A new wave of educational tools is coming and we'll no longer be limited by traditional learning methods.

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A/B Testing and Online Education

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