ExtensionEngine Blog

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More Clicks Fewer Bricks: The Lecture Hall Is Obsolete – A Debate Review

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Open edX 2014 Product Roadmap

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A/B Testing and Online Education

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We're One of the Fastest Growing Companies in Massachusetts

The Boston Business Journal on Wednesday announced the 2014 Pacesetters — an annual list of the fastest-growing private companies in Massachusetts. ExtensionEngine is thrilled to be among them!

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8 Inspirational UX/UI Examples


In my last post, I discussed my experience at the Boston Festival of Indie Games (F.I.G) and Adobe’s Create Now Tour. At both events I discovered different types of inspirational UX/UI examples that I’d like to share.

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Reaping What You Sow

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Client Spotlight: State of Rhode Island

We're thrilled to be working with the State of RI on an app that will help combat unemployment and support lifelong learning.

In partnership with the Rhode Island Department of Education and numerous state agencies, we're creating a web-based portal that will help RI residents assess their skills and access targeted learning and employment resources.

The new app will be available later this year on WaytogoRI.org, Rhode Island's source for college and career planning.

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The Most Important Word in Hebrew

With today's global workforce, cultural differences in the workplace can be a challenge. Words or gestures can mean different things to different people, certain things are more or less appropriate to do,

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A Culture of Creativity & Getting Stuff Done

I often get asked, "what's Croatia like" which launches me into an effusive description of the land, the people, the economy and the culture. The facts about Croatia are interesting:

  • Population: 4.4 million
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