Say hello to mooc.org, Google and EdX's 'YouTube for MOOCs'
- Google and nonprofit MOOC provider EdX are teaming up on a site called mooc.org, which EdX President Anant Agarwal says will be a "YouTube for MOOCs."
- The partnership will also see Google assisting in the development of the Open EdX platform, the company's open-source course platform that also includes Stanford—home of for-profit MOOC startups Coursera and Udacity—as a development partner.
- Google was also announced Monday as a partner in Udacity's Open Education Alliance, which aims to teach necessary tech industry skills to students and workers worldwide.
Of course, this week's developments aren't the first steps Google has taken into education. A year ago this week, the tech giant announced its Course Builder software following the launch of its online "Power Searching with Google" course. The company now looks to be cementing its online education presence with its involvement in projects backed by two of the three biggest providers of massive open online learning.
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