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XBlock: Courseware Components from edX

Ned Batchelder

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Description is building XBlock, an open-source component architecture for courseware. It provides API's for creating course components of all kinds. Possible uses include: simple controls, new types of problems, new quiz structures, interactive simulations, and new navigation techniques. We're hoping to expand awareness of XBlock, and also to hear from potential users about their needs.


The poster will:

  • detail possible uses of XBlock
  • show how edX is actually using XBlock
  • provide some details about the API itself
  • give people places to go for more information