EdX MOOCs, CS169.1x and CS169.2x, that is open to enrollment only for your own students and in which you can appoint your own co-instructors or teaching assistants. Within this SPOC, you can change assignment deadlines, omit material, and otherwise customize the material to best suit your classroom needs.
“I am loving this flipped classroom -- the students watch the videos and (maybe?) read the text before class, and then in class we pair-program the class homework assignments. The class is buzzing with inquiry based learning…thanks!” —Rick Denman, Southwestern University
In general, you must be an instructor at an accredited 2- or 4-year higher education institution. For logistical reasons, if we cannot accommodate all SPOCs, we may give preference to those for which the logistics of working with the instructor are more tractable.
edX will provision a fully-hosted set of course materials just for you and your students. You and your instructional staff can decide what features of the courseware you want to include in your classroom, using edX Studio to customize the material to your needs. A key feature of the SPOC is autograding: students submit complete programming assignments or deploy complete apps in the cloud, and get detailed grading results in minutes. Your on-campus staff can concentrate on helping students work through the problems they got wrong, rather than spending all their time grading.
You decide which elements you want to use and what deadlines and grading policies to set:
No. All you need is a Web browser. edX hosts the SPOC on their open source edX Platform, and you and your instructional staff can use edX Studio, a web-based course authoring environment, to customize the course to your needs.
Do my students have to install any software?
We provide all the open-source software needed for the course via an install script a install script. We recommend using the Cloud9 IDE for fast and friction-free setup.
(The courseware assumes access to free plans on Heroku, GitHub, and other cloud-based services; you may need to consult with your IT staff if firewall issues prevent this from working)
In what ways can I customize the SPOC content?
the form on this page to request a free instructor copy of the book and indicate your interest in the next SPOC offering.