Looking forward to seeing what comes out of this!
Startup Mason and The Mason Center for Social Entrepreneurship are hosting HackMason 1.0 on April 5th and 6th. We will be offering broad #highered challenges for our attendees (sign up here). One of the challenges will involve developing for edX and its Xblock. Here are some basics at GitHub on XBlock Courseware Components from edX.org (created by Harvard and MIT):
XBlock is a component architecture by edX.org for building courseware.
This is a pre-alpha release of the XBlock API, to gather input from potential users of the API. We like what is here, but are open to suggestions for changes. We will be implementing this shortly in the edX LMS.
This repo contains the core code for implementing XBlocks as well as a simple workbench application for running XBlocks in a small simple environment.
BackgroundEdX courseware is built out of components that are combined hierarchically. These include components like…
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