Google Launches Open Course Builder

It may be old news to some, but mid September, Google announced yet another of its new  pursuits. This new open source course building web application will serve the  growing list of K-12 and big-name universities developing online classes. Supposedly, the website is a lightweight vehicle to bring course material online, track student engagement (using web traffic and surveys), and evaluate performance. According to a TechCrunch article, Google is hoping that big-name universities, such as Stanford and MIT, who have started to put their courses online for free, will adopt this new  technology. TechCrunch, 9/11/12.