Airlines since late 90’s actively use CodeSharing, where two or more airlines share the same flight. The driver behind is effectiveness of operations and regional, sector specialization.

Example:

Flight from Riga to San Francisco is offered and marketed by AirBaltic: RIX-SFO AB234
In-fact, point-to-point transportation consists from 3 joint connected flights:
Only one Riga – Munich flight is operated by AirBaltic (carrier) itself: RIX-MUC AB111
Second, Munich – New York flight is operated by Lufthansa (carrier): MUC-NYC LU876 (AB121)
Third flight, New York– SanFransico is operated by American Airline (carrier): NYC-SFO AA1122 (AB131)

As we could see, jointly operated flights have 2 numbers – one for each Airline.

What is common between Airlines and Universities?

What if point-to-point transportation is Bs or Ms Program and flights are courses?

University X computer science bachelor program: RT BsCS 101
Program consist from course modules:
University X itself: Permutation analysis RT567
University Y (carrier): Calculus Mate1009 (RT 123)
University Z (carrier): English for Technology RB1234 (RT 111)
University Q (carrier): Genomics RS989 (RT172)

As we could see, jointly operated courses have 2 numbers – one for each university.

In case of geographically close joint operations (city or small country area) there are 2 options:
1. Students follows professor: Students moving to University X or Y auditoriums ;
2. Professor follows students:Professor moving from University X  auditoriums to University Y auditoriums.

In case of joint operations by universities over geographically distant destinations, like US-EU, course material (might be MOOC’ed) developed by University X professors, will be taught by University Y course instructor/professor. Cost of course development and upgrade is covered by revenue sharing between universities. As well the similar course content shouldn’t be replicated to save the time and efforts.

There are emerging market of jointly operated academic bachelor and master degree programs, like this master program, jointly operated by Tallinn Tech and University of Tartu.

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September 16, 2013

RedeX is a MOOC platform developed by Riga High Tech University that features technology courses designed specifically for flipped classroom interactive study.

Platform is based on OpenEdX source code and available on http://redexmooc.org

RedeX is operated by a not-for-profit RHTU enterprise, with main tasks to operate platform, to develop software modules for open source OpenEdX and to develop MOOC courses for RHTU, partner universities and corporate partners.

RedeX will allow partner universities and enterprises to control how their content is used and re-used. Partners will be free to release content with licenses that allow re-use in original form, or enable content to be revised, remixed, or redistributed without special permissions.

Corporate partners, by themselves or with support from RedeX course developers, will be able to create closed and secured corporate learning courses, benefiting MOOC’s state of the art learning techniques.

Along with offering MOOCs, platform will be used to research how students learn and how technology can transform learning–both on-campus and worldwide.

RedeX stands for Riga Educational Exchange.

OpenEdX is open source MOOC platform founded by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and jointly developed by Stanford University.

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