http://s0.wp.com/wp-content/themes/pub/blix/images/spring_flavour/header_bg.jpgThe announcement that Stanford teamed with edX is interesting, but may be less significant than the interpretation that Stanford is nixing Coursera and Udacity.  Rather, Stanford faculty will have options between Coursera, iTunes U, and YouTube.  The report suggests that Class2Go will “publicly merge” with edX, so there will be one fewer options for Stanford faculty. (Discussed further in the The Chronicle.) This is also the first I’ve heard about MIT faculty feeling that OpenCourseWare is not a useful path to pursue. The options for open learning are shaking out, with multiple options going forward, but some falling by the wayside. Read more...