Google Confidential and ProprietaryGoogle Confidential and ProprietaryCourse Builder:Powering Innovators in EducationPavel Simakov (firstname.lastname@example.org)IV eMadrid Workshop | June 13-14, 2013, Madrid, Spain
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Google Confidential and ProprietaryGoogle search courses on Course BuilderThree courses on search• 200 countries represented• 315K students registered• 40k certified completions
Google Confidential and ProprietaryWhat can I do with Course Builder?• Create online courses (MOOCs) with lessons, activities, assessments• Support multiple courses, units, and lessons• Develop courseware with videos, images, text, docs and more• Peer Review, student progress trackingSolid Foundation• full accessibility support• registration, syllabus pages• announcements page• student profile page• Google Groups integration• "Infinitely" scalable• modular, extensible•• WYSIWYG admin and author interface• 57 languages I18N• hosting on Google App Engine• real-time monitoring• web security, XSS, XSRF, HTTPS• Google analytics + built in analytics• big data crunching
Google Confidential and ProprietaryFree and open sourceWe believe that educators want open tools thatallow them to bring their teaching to the worldwithout giving up their student relationship orschool brandingIn Practice• Apache License, Python• change anything and everything• modular, extensible, flexible• WYSIWYG• complete web application framework• ready NON-SQL patterns• ready REST, AJAX patterns• ready XSS, XSRF• ready custom jobs• federated identity• dozen App Engine services• own your deployment• own your student relationship• own all your data, import/export
Google Confidential and ProprietaryScalable and manageableWe believe an education platform should scale as easilyas a YouTube video: from one to millions of users,and be easy to manageIn Practice• deploy in 1 minute• elastic scaling from 1 to 100K students• ACID, no planned downtime datastore• fully managed environment• namespace isolation• rights delegation• high manageability• very low administration cost
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Google Confidential and Proprietary• A revolution is upon us. It will only get 1000 times more exciting.• Course Builder is our tool of choice. You can innovate in education andchange the world now.• Go to school! The more computer literate you are - the more you can do!• Professor, TAs and grad students - unite & build the course together!• Children are the real source of my inspiration. We are all kids when we learn.Make it look good! Make it interactive! Make it fun and cool!• Running a course online is daily work as with any other course.• Intelligent machines will help, but they cant replace the dedication,experience, passion, and human touch of a real teacher.• Its just software. Let your imagination define the limits. Its you who willchange education, we simply help.Takeaways
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