The edX organization launched today a new marketing-oriented website about the open source software called Open edX, which powers its educational portal and is freely available on GitHub.
This website, open.edx.org, highlights the fact that the Open edX software is trusted and used by top organizations, such as edX, MIT, Harvard, IBM, Microsoft, XuetangX, and Global Knowledge, among others. Overall, there are over 20,000 courses built on the Open edX software and over 40 million learners.
The confusion in the industry between edX and Open edX is handled on the home page. “edX is the online learning destination co-founded by Harvard and MIT. Open edX is the learner-centric, massively scalable learning platform behind it,” edX explains.
This promotional site, created with an investment of $30K, open to enterprise donations and engineered with WordPress technology, has been developed under the direction of Berkay Baykal, a manager in charge of the Open edX business area. [Update: Berkay Baykal is not part anymore of the edX team.]