do you dream in code?

Yes? Then we are looking for you. To reinvent education at MIT and beyond. Through technology!

About Us

We provide sustainable and scalable technology solutions that create the highest impact on the ODL core mission "to transform teaching and learning at MIT and around the globe through the innovative use of digital technologies." Our technology services (like MITx) scale, using automation, reaching beyond individuals, to the entire student and faculty body at MIT, and beyond.

What We Do

  • Provide educational technology services (like MITx) at scale.
  • Provide modern infrastructure for digital learning apps.
  • Maintain and improve edX software.
  • Extend edX with MIT-specific apps.
  • Create scalable tools and APIs that work well within the MIT ecosystem.
  • Empower the community to contribute digital teaching and learning tools.
  • Support the conduct of advanced digital learning research at MIT.

Current Projects

LORE

Learning Objects Repository for Education.

OpenEdx

Contribute to OpenEdx, the next-generation online learning platform.

CCX (Custom Course for edX)

A lightweight approach to reusing edX course content.

LaTeX2edX

A tool to generate interactive MITx / edX courses from LaTeX

ProctoredExams

Integrate the edX authentication and authorization system with MIT card readers.

XsiftX

A framework for running scripts against edX student data from within a course.

GitReload

A Flask/WSGI application for responding to github triggers asynchronously.

SGA (staff graded assignments)

An XBlock that provides staff graded assignment functionality for the open edX platform.

TechTV

The video-sharing site for the MIT community.

PyLTI

Python library to easily create LTI app providers for edX platform.

StarCellBio

A virtual experiment simulation for cell and molecular biology.

Grades2Stellar

An interface for pushing MITx grades to Stellar’s Gradebook.

Git2edX

Webhook server for automatic loading of course content from github to edX studio.

StarGenetics

A Mendelian genetics cross simulator.

Doof

Our Will bot for kicking around in HipChat.

Orcoursetrion

Automatic course provisioning for the edx-platform and github.

PyLMod

Python library for interacting with the MIT campus learning modules.

lmod_proxy

Flask application for proxying requests to the MIT Learning Modules API from edx-platform.