LearnX.UQ, The University of Queensland’s New Open edX Ecosystem

IBL News | New York

The University of Queensland (UQ), in Australia, has started its own Open edX ecosystem, called LearnX.UQ. The university has over 50 MOOCs and programs on edx.org and dozens of SPOCs on edge.edx.org.

This deployment will join UQ’s Blackboard LMS, known as Learn.UQ, becoming a key component of its virtual learning environment.

“Our initial focus for LearnX.UQ is blended learning for UQ students, but phase 2 will encompass our fully-online programs and alternative credentials,” wrote John Zornig, Director of UQx at University of Queensland (UQ) on the Open edX forum.

“We are excited to be working with IBL Education as our technical partner for the development and operations of LearnX.UQ,” he added. “We look forward to contributing where we can to the future of Open edX”.

The University of Queensland (UQ), in Australia, is one of the world’s premier teaching and research institutions and has been an edX partner since 2013.