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edX[1], the online education initiative to provide MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses), which was founded by Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University, is being reinforced by teaming up[2] with Stanford University. Stanford has been developing its own open source Class2Go[3] platform for online education which it released[4] earlier this year.

"Together I think we?ll have chance to produce a much better platform than any of us would have been able to develop individually," said[5] Stanford's vice provost for online learning, John Mitchell. A number of the features of Class2Go will be folded into edX over the coming months; this could, for example, include Class2Go's video analytics, which let educators analyse how long and in what way students watch video content. Stanford will also migrate to edX and work with Class2Go adopters to help them migrate, though it is not joining the "X University[6]" consortium that the non-profit edX organises.

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"Together I think we?ll have chance to produce a much better platform than any of us would have been able to develop individually," said[5] Stanford's vice provost for online learning, John Mitchell.

This is the way open source should be, instead of all this forking and fighting.

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