The Valence C#/.NET Client Library SDK provides developers with a helper API to create authenticated URLs for REST API authentications. With an App ID and App Key, developers can create and integrate their applications with the Desire2Learn services.
There is a lot of discussion going on right now about what is wrong with the American public school system and about how to fix it. But despite heated debates about what's working and what's failing, there is still a lack of good information, particularly when it comes to what teachers need in their classrooms and what matters most to parents. DonorsChoose.org is trying to bridge that gap and now has a contest to encourage developers to help by using its DonorsChoose API.
UCLA is taking on USC this weekend at the University of Southern California. No, its not football or basketball, its a hackathon. The Trojan Hack is bringing together programmers from both schools, to build the best apps in a 24 hour competition. The Trojan Hack was created by Ju Hae Lee and Andreas Petasis, two USC students that were inspired by the PennApps contest, and wanted to create a competition so fierce that it would settle the question between USC and UCLA once and for all.
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.