/// Stanford to Work With edX Open-Source Learning Platform
Stanford University has helped spawn much online learning activity (see our D10 interview with its president) , but the school itself is now throwing its weight behind the open-source, not-for-profit edX platform, which was founded last year by Harvard and MIT. This is more complicated than you might think it would be. Stanford actually isn’t joining the 12-school edX consortium, but rather integrating into the edX platform when it is open-sourced on June 1. Former Stanford professors are behind Udacity and Coursera , two venture-funded for-profit MOOC (massive open online course) providers that are partnering with professors and universities to teach classes as well, including ones from Stanford . Stanford is expected to incorporate edX tools into its online classes this fall, which run on a separate Stanford-built open-source MOOC platform called Class2Go.