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Enhanced Version of Harvard and MITs Open EdX Platform, Gen4Webs Victory EdX, Supports Top EdTech Winners at Upcoming GMIC SV in San Francisco(October 21, 2013)
Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) October 21, 2013
A variety of online learning platforms have emerged during 2013, from Coursera to Udemy, but one of the most exciting was also the first to go open source. Open EdX is an open source e-learning platform originally developed by Harvard and MIT, with the intent of delivering the best in higher education to students around the world. Open EdX has been adopted by other major universities as well, such as the University of California Berkeley and Stanford, as their e-learning platform of choice. Google has also joined this consortium and is contributing code and resources.
Gen4Web, a startup began from investor funding just over a year ago, is innovating along with the shifts in education technology. Building from an idea that became a pitch, current Palo Alto High School Senior Eric Manalac, Gen4Web co-founder and CTO, has geared Gen4Web to help others make the transition to next generation learning through Victory EdX, an enhanced version of OpenEdX.
The result is a Learning Management System unlike any other, with elements separate from the EdTech pack. Building on the excellent Open EdX platform, the Gen4Web team has shifted the content to be cross platform across mobile and desktop, cloud connected, and to incorporate deep gameplay engagement and data tracking abilities. Gen4Web has built entire instillations of Victory EdX for government, industry, and academic clients, and has created a library of quality products for consumers.
Gen4Webs fall consumer releases built from the Victory EdX framework are their SAT Students Solutions Manual, a mobile tutor to help students study for the SAT and improve scores, as well as WarGames: Rise of Modern Empires, a mobile game ranked by GMIC SV as one of the Top 3 new mobile games, co-developed by Gen4Web with MVE Systems, Inc., a technology company also based in Palo Alto, CA. Wargames was crafted for collaboration between education and play that teaches the dynamics of war in an entirely new and engaging way, fostering a community of user created content along the way.
The Gen4Web team is looking forward to bringing even more to the table in 2014. The SAT Student Solutions Manual is available now for free on iOS and Android devices, and as a PC or MAC download through Gen4Webs consumer portal, Eric's High School Experience, at ericshs.com. Gen4Web is also eager to continue building installations and elements of Victory EdX for clients, and to pursue funding for continued support and development of its evolutionary EdTech products.
Based in Palo Alto, CA, and founded in the summer of 2012 by current Palo Alto High School Senior Eric Manalac, Gen4Web is a leading provider of Enhanced Open EdX installations and inspirations, with full design, develop, and deployment support for government, industry, and academic clients along with consumer content. The primary visions of Gen4Web are to combine the innovations of massive, collaborative learning with the intricate potential of effective data management and engaging interactivity, and to bring Higher Ed innovations to the K-12 space.
The team behind Gen4Web is led by a duo of Stanford Professors and a seasoned team of mobile application and game developers from the Palo Alto based MVE Systems, Inc., having worked on over 3 billion dollars worth of product for EA, Sony, and Microsoft.
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