The Open edX platform is an advanced technology with a lot of moving parts and advanced knowledge is required to install it, configure it, and operate it to its full potential.
Even if you have the technical and human resources to face the task and you have done it very well so far for your site, you may not want to deal forever with this kind of challenges.
Ironwood will be the ninth release of the Open edX platform and will include improvements over the current Hawthorn.2 version. We installed and tested this version as soon as it was available, and here is a detailed description of the most relevant changes we’ve found.
One of our purposes is to empower you to be able to run your open edX microsite with a great deal of flexibility and control. A very useful feature in the manage application is to allow for easy self service customization of many of your site’s configuration variables, styles, email behavior, and advanced features configuration.
Gamification in Open edX platform can make a meaningful difference for individuals and institutions of academic-industry who are looking to substantially improve the engagement and learning capacity of their students through productive and interactive means. This article provides ideas on how to implement this kind of strategy in the Open edX platform.