EdX has established a plan to reduce the complexity of the edX-platform codebase, while focusing on extensibility and interoperability.
The new Chief Architect of edX, Eddie Fagin, who will execute this transformation, removed the old architecture diagram (below) and presented a new one (above). (Watch his talk below).
Along with it, notable technology updates are coming soon. The new “Eucalyptus” version, scheduled for July, will include new features such as:
- New course home and navigation
- Student Notes
- Video Closed Captions
- Self-Paced Course Pacing
Additionally, the new iOS and Android mobile apps will continue to evolve from being a video companion app into a much more sophisticated setup, including learner profiles, discussion forums, native course discovery and push notifications, according to Marco Morales, Product Manager at edX.