Duke Encourages Its Community to Use Open edX For Internal Training

Duke’s Learning Innovation department has made a recent call to university faculty or staff members who might be interested in training and creating their own edX-style courses. For this purpose, the Duke uses its own hosted Open edX platform, called Duke Extend.

“Training opportunities include advice on how to incorporate video into your course, how to structure content in an online course, and how to create a variety of assessments to match your course topic. We can also tailor the training to best suit the needs of you and your colleagues who are producing content for the course,” encourages Justin Johnsen, who assists faculty to develop MOOCs.

Only seven courses have been developed since Duke Extend was first deployed in November 2015. The last one, Launch with Sanyin, was released on May 4, and it was a two-hour class.