The W3C recently celebrated the second anniversary of its open, free online course platform. Of the many victories associated with the platform, W3C announced a new Certificate program through the platform for front-end developers. The certificate is in partnership with Harvard and MIT-founded edX.
100 competitors of the first HACKtivate ED hackathon – held June 14 – 16 in San Francisco, California – made use of education and location APIs and datasets in a race to solve 9 realworld education challenges. APIs used by competitors included the Edmodo API, and several location-based APIs.
iKnow, a social learning site launched last month by Japanese company Carego, have launched an API (our iKnow profile) to allow third parties to "add a little Learning and Linguistic magic to [their] applications, widgets and other mashups." iKnow allows users to take virtual English and Japanese language lessons (other languages are promised for the future) and guides and tracks their progress. Through the social component users can share their progress with friends, leave comments, keep journals, and compete for rankings.