Credo has a reputation as the industry leader for information literacy, critical thinking, and research solutions. Recently they announced it is contributing features and enhancements to the open edX initiative, the leading nonprofit online learning destination founded by Harvard and MIT. Library Technology Guides brought this to our attention in their release, “Credo Commits to Learning Community with edX Partnership.”
EdX offers interactive online courses and MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) from some of the world’s most respected universities and institutions. The edX platform is an open source course management system, and is used all over the world.
One of the most significant benefits from Credo’s contributions to edX is the ability to tag questions in edX Studio, its open tool where users build their courses. Tagging questions allows tracking information across courses, such as whether students can successfully meet a learning outcome.
Credo has partnered with more than 2,500 libraries over the last 16 years to drive more effective and efficient student research activities. They also have been developing instructional content in partnership with librarians and faculty to improve student research outcomes.
Melody K. Smith
Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in thesaurus, ontology, and taxonomy creation and metadata application.