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Unizin, a nonprofit consortium of 25 universities, announced yesterday a partnership with edX.org, in order to “advance technology standards and to open access to data for users of the Open edX learning experience.”
Unizin, a consortium committed to the Canvas LMS platform, reveals now that it is investing in Open edX as a hosted platform for its member universities. Ohio State University, Indiana University, and University of Michigan have committed to the hosted Open edX software from Unizin. [Disclosure: IBL is providing consultancy services to Unizin].
Amin Qazi, Unizin’s CEO, explained: “Unizin was created to enable universities to innovate together and shape the essential tools for education, and this strategic alliance with edX expands those possibilities for our members.”
“We are pleased that the Unizin and Open edX communities will have the opportunity to share leading practices to shape the future of education both online and on-campus.”
No further details have been disclosed about the nature of this partnership.
Additionally, Unizin expanded its agreement with Cengage as the “exclusive services partner for expert course design, production services and curriculum analysis to improve student retention and learner success” for consortium members. Unizin members can tap Cengage’s Learning Solutions team to help “measure, review and tailor content, technology and design services,” according to a news announcement.