We’ve listed some of the most popular questions we get below, but please contact us if you’d like to learn more.
What do you do?
We deploy Open edX software and build the engaging course experiences that power online learning initiatives for educational institutions, corporations, startups and nonprofits.
What is your pricing model?
No revenue sharing or lock-in –we’re a consultancy and all of our work is fee-based, starting at $10K for an Open edX deployment like MITx or online course production. Customized extensions to the platform are simply budgeted according to the time we expect them to take. We also offer a recurring hosting, maintenance, security and upgrades service, starting at $2K / month for up to 10,000 students. Contact us and we’ll come up with a quote that’s good for you.
Who keeps the intellectual property of the software deployments and online courses you produce?
You do! After we deliver our software or course production, we hand all of the rights to you.
Who have you worked for?
Among others, New York University, United States Air Force, The George Washington University, MIT Sloan School of Management, Indiana University, Modern States Educational Alliance, Tata Communications Limited, Sapir College and edX.
What does your team look like?
We are a group of software engineers, instructional designers and video producers, headquartered in NYC and distributed across the United States, Spain and Latin America. We speak Spanish just as well as English.
Open edX Software Deployments
What do you do in terms of Open edX deployments and extensions?
We do scalable user interface customizations and extensions to Open edX via XBlocks, LTI components and its core (APIs). We’ve listed some of the work we’ve done for our clients here.
What about mobile apps for my instance?
Open edX distributes its own native iOS and Android apps, which allow students to register for courses, watch videos, complete assignments and participate in discussions. We tie these to your instance and adapt them as you like to your organization’s design, workflows and features.
What about learning analytics?
Yes. We integrate Open edX’s Insights Analytics and implement custom solutions using engines like ElasticSearch or third-party services like Segment, Tin Can or whatever you prefer. We’ll set up a solution that allows you to track what you want from the platform, either by integrating existing software or programming our own.
Where do you perform your deployments?
Wherever you need in order to ensure your control and privacy over your learners’ data –on AWS, Azure or your organization’s private cloud.
I'm starting with a small number of students –can you help?
Yes! The minimum infrastructure that is required to build a professional Open edX platform is that of a medium instance on AWS, with 4GB of RAM (about $40 / month). This can host up to 5,000 students, which means that the price will be the same for 50 or 5,000 students.
How do you ensure the security and availability of the platform once it’s live?
What version of Open edX do you deploy?
Either the latest major release or version of Open edX’s master branch –whatever you need.
What kinds of online courses do you produce, and what’s your approach like?
Education (higher-ed and professional development) as well as marketing-oriented, depending on your organization’s objectives. We’ve detailed our approach here.
What does your video production process look like, and where is it based?
After producing video for over 15 years, we’ve developed a highly efficient approach out of our studio in New Jersey that is based on the pedagogy of the best online courses on edX, Coursera and Udacity.