Still no launch date for the mooc.org portal, which was scheduled for June 2014.
Anant Agarwal, CEO at edX, disclosed in his blog that the mooc.org portal will be launched “later this year”. He revealed also that “more than 5,000 inquiries from schools, teachers, foundations and individuals who want to be part of the edX open-source learning movement” have been received via the mooc.org website.
“Mooc.org remains a priority for edX. We learn something new every day from every new inquiry and innovation we receive from our growing group of members, collaborators and contributors. And this community is at the core of our vision–to create a space where we can all be learners and where we can all be teachers–as we continue to increase access to quality education for everyone around the world.”
Open edX Technical Conference, November 19, in Boston
Another important date for the Open edX community will be November 19th, 2014. The “Open edX Technical Conference” will take place on that day in Boston. It’s intended “for developers, technologists, adopters, IT leads, education specialists, integrators, or anyone who wants to learn about Open edX, or share the experience with the platform.”
The conference will be a mixture of speakers and breakout sessions followed by a social gathering with food and beverage.