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Thursday, May 25 • 16:10 - 16:45
From funnel to tunnel: a new Open edX distribution

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We are creating a distribution of Open edX, for providing a hybrid learning experience, including an integrated facility for face-to-face video interaction between groups of learners and respective mentors. This distribution will be built on Open edX as the core, will incorporate configurable microsites, and will enhance assessment framework through XBlocks.
This talk deals with extending and integrating the platform. It will benefit those attendees, who wish to offer such courses and wish to use the extended platform, with useful enhancements providing required features.

The distribution will contain:
1. Configurable Drupal Microsite to act as Open edX Frontend
Configurable CMS for creating and modifying information and promotion pages for Open edX platform. Content Managers can configure, add, modify, view and delete information pages. It comes along with handbook with simple changes to Open edX settings to integrate with Drupal. It will mostly work independent of Open edX platform releases.
2. MIS Interface for Local Monitoring - Microsite
In a hybrid offering, a local teacher/mentor wishes the learners to learn from both, the MOOC offering and the face-to-face interaction.
An online interface where the mentor tags his/her cohort and views the progress of cohort members in the MOOC. The interface will contain information for course team on how various cohorts are progressing. These cohorts can be defined over and above the cohorts that exist in the Open edX courses.
3. Enhancement of assessment framework
The assessment framework is being enhanced to meet the needs of those courses where assessment cannot be done through conventional means. These include cases requiring assessments of correct usage of tools and techniques, measurement of precision, unconventional modes of submission of assessment responses such as audio clips, videos or photographs, or customization of the assessment environment.

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Dr Deepak Phatak

Professor, IIT Bombay
Dr Phatak is a teacher, working with IIT Bombay since 1971

Thursday May 25, 2017 16:10 - 16:45 CEST
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