Some time has passed since the last updates to this thread, and in the meantime plans for blended learning-related platform improvements solidified: OpenCraft recently started working on a set of changes and features for CCX that Campus is funding. (See the timeline for this work for more information.)
In the long term, edX would like to replace the current CCX implementation with a better approach based on Blockstore , so OpenCraft also looked into how much work this would involve. (OpenCraft is heavily involved in the development of Blockstore, which is still in its infancy at this point in time.) The estimates that we came up with are as follows:
- Improving Blockstore’s support for the general CCX use case (having one template course and creating customized child courses) and implementing UIs for it in React: 500h
- Recreating existing CCX features: 800h
- Total: 1300h
We currently expect Blockstore to become mature enough to allow us to move forward with this work by April 2019.
We have interest in sponsoring this work from one of our clients, but we are still looking for additional partners to secure the full funding of this project. So if you’re interested, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us!
To start I’ll CC everyone that’s either participated in this thread or has been mentioned in a previous comment:
@juliegoff @pdpinch @Colin_Fredericks @EthanBarden @JoeHope @eran @Berkay_Baykal @yoavca @anna
If you know of anyone else who might be interested, please spread the word!