Top US colleges team up to build open source online learning platform

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http://www.linuxandlife.com – edX, the open source online learning platform backed by Harvard and MIT, just got a new big partner. Today, Stanford University will officially join the developer team of the open-source edX platform. edX is the online learning site which was initially launched by Harvard and MIT early last year. Last month, they open-sourced up the XBlock software,  the underlying architecture supporting edX course content. On edX, all of the course content, from videos and text to interactive periodic tables and online circuit simulators, is built from XBlock. And by opening up this source code, dev (Distributions)