FOR TAKE OUT: Class2Go, the non-profit MOOC platform developed with support from Stanford, will be taking its talents to Cambridge, reports MITnews. Stanford University administrators announced plans to merge its homegrown platform, unveiled last September, with edX in a team effort to develop a versatile, open source platform. The source code, scheduled to be released by edX on GitHub on June 1, will integrate features from Class2Go.
Among the things perhaps worth checking out: an automated grading software with instant feedback for essays and short written answers. (One of its designers was a winner of the last year's Hewlett-sponsored contests for automated assessments.) It's not without controversy, with distinguished professors on both sides of the man-versus-machine debate. Our question is: how does it handle snark? We'll try to find out.